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Postscript to Knize

A week after I had posted my “definitive” (ahem) introduction to Knize below, I came across this excellent Welt am Sonntag article on former imperial luxury goods purveyors including Knize. Some fascinating tidbits from the article and elsewhere: Knize trivia Knize is pronounced “Knische” (apparently arising from the pronunciation of the family name Kníže in …

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Viennese tailors: A definitive web introduction to Knize

Despite living in the age of Google with ostensibly ubiquitous access to information, I have been often surprised by the lack of information regarding bespoke tailors – specifically, by the lack of a visual record on the cut and silhouette of the major tailoring houses that survive today in England, Italy, Austria and elsewhere. When …

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