‘Arbiter Elegantiae’ Category

  1. An Interview with Yasuto Kamoshita


    July 3, 2022 by Ville Raivio

    This new bit sees the Creative Director talk about his many years working in menswear, and how the business has …
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  2. Forthediscerningfew’s interview with Yukio Akamine


    February 7, 2020 by Ville Raivio

    February 2012 was marked by FTDF’s Pierre-Antoine Levy and Virgile Mercier meeting with the Humphrey Bogart of Japan, Yukio Akamine. …
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  3. What we lost in the casual revolution by G. Bruce Boyer


    September 18, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    Who else but G. Bruce Boyer? Let us leave it to him to tell what the western culture has lost …
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  4. G. Bruce Boyer’s life as a style writer


    June 26, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s question: what has the act of writing about men’s tailored clothing taught G. Bruce Boyer? In the collection of …
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  5. Ralph Lauren and the necktie


    July 18, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    Ralph Lauren has many fans. His career began in 1967 with a range of neckties, and some two years later …
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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