‘Arbiter Elegantiae’ Category

  1. Forthediscerningfew’s interview with Yukio Akamine

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    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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  2. What we lost in the casual revolution by G. Bruce Boyer

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    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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  3. G. Bruce Boyer’s life as a style writer

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    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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  4. Ralph Lauren and the necktie

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    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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  5. A definition of style

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    October 29, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    “Style is what happens when a person bends fashion to his personality.” – G. Bruce Boyer in his recent interview …
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