‘American style’ Category

  1. A history of popover shirts


    February 26, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    In historical light, we are living an age of a young shirt type. The current one has buttons from the neck down …
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  2. Shell cordovan leather in 1880s shoes


    July 20, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Shell cordovan, the darling bud of 21st century high-end shoemaking, was a well-known piece of ass back in 1880s already. …
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  3. Yale University’s 20-Article Ivy League Dress Code from 1965


    June 24, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    As published in Take Ivy, the American style bible, the following image shares the views of the Yale dress study …
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  4. French back boxer shorts from Brooks Brothers


    March 21, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    I cannot recall the first time I saw French back boxer shorts, but they were on Brooks Brothers’ webstore and …
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  5. Paul Press of J. Press: A Quasi-Official Yale Man


    March 21, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Here’s a little something I found online, an interview with the scion of the American J. Press tailoring company, purveyors …
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"If John Bull turns around to look at you, you are not well dressed; but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable".
~ Beau Brummell