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Pieces of Self

April 20, 2021
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.  On a tip from the Instagram stories of my friend Paul Fournier, I picked up Nishiguchi Essentials 100, a bilingual compendium of the 100 articles of clothing and access...
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Imported Goods

April 13, 2021
by Alexander Freeling.  There’s trouble afoot in British cheesemaking. Simon Spurrell, a purveyor of small-batch Cheshire and Stilton cheeses, has been voicing his frustration that any order from a...
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My Ralph Outlet

April 06, 2021
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.  A recent conversation with Ivy revisionist Berkeley Breathes led to me a revelation. The relationship between Prep and Ivy, I epiphanized, is that of birds and dinosaurs. 
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On Being Colorful

March 30, 2021
by Alexander Freeling.  Only some colors are colorful. To be full of color implies intensity and saturation. This is why colorful also means to be bright, lively, and expressive. It can also be eup...
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Take My Ivy, Please

March 23, 2021
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.  A few years before my excellent state graduate school destroyed the promise of accessible public education and raised tuition to the same levels as the privates, my hou...
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They're Good Socks

March 16, 2021
by David Isle.  One fun thing to do is leer at the exorbitant prices ludicrously rich people pay for ugly or trivial things. This tradition goes at least as far back as George IV, whose clothes was...
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Book Review: Simon Crompton's Bespoke Style

March 09, 2021
by Réginald-Jérôme de Mans.   Simon Crompton’s Bespoke Style is a shout from another period into the void that has been this past year. For the past decade, Crompton has been an infuriatingly disar...
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