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  1. Interview With Marcell Mrsán

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    February 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    “I am 41, I am a bespoke shoemaker also a College Professor teaching accessory design. I guess it is in …
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  2. Ribbing Stretching

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    February 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Most  woollen knits have plenty of stretch in the ribbing, but ecxeptions abound. When the  piece fits well, but its …
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  3. Interview With Thomas Mahon

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    February 27, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    “I’ll be 48 this year and am married to Claire and have two young sons. My children are of course …
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  4. Shirt Odyssey: What I’ve Learned

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    February 27, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    After having ordered, received and reviewed made to measure shirts from around a dozen online makers, I feel a small …
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  5. Three-piece Shoe Trees

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    February 26, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    The shoe trees one finds in most shoe stores are usually of twin-tube model. The trees have inset springs, conforming …
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  6. Interview With Gianluca Isaia

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    February 26, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    “[I'm] 48 years old – President at Isaia, I mostly manage Marketing & Sales. Degree in Economics at Universita’ Bocconi in Milan, …
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  7. Anatomy and Review of Simonnot-Godard Handkerchiefs

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    February 25, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Simonnot-Godard has an enviable heritage. The firm was founded in 1787 by Jacques Beaurain, who offered handkerchiefs, shirtings and linen …
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  8. MTM Shirt Odyssey

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    February 25, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Back in October I set upon a voyage. Frustrated and bored with readymade shirts cut like sails crafted from gossamer, …
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  9. Interview With Salvatore Ambrosi

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    February 25, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ” [I'm] 30 yrs old, Trouser Sarto. I begin to work as Sarto in my age 12. I had no choice. …
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  10. Gentry Magazine

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    February 24, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Gentry magazine defies definitions. I have been lucky in bidding on and winning the first two issues, which are unlike …
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