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  1. Oxxford Clothes Factory Visit

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    March 31, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s link leads to Allplaidout, whose writer-at-large has shared some snaps from his visit to Oxxford. http://allplaidout.com/2010/04/factory-visit-oxxford-clothes/


  2. Shoe Gemming Construction

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    March 31, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Gemming is a construction method widely used by shoe factories since the 1950′s. In fully handmade shoes the cordwainer pierces …
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  3. Modern Tailor Shirts in Review

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    March 29, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Founded in 2007, Modern Tailor offers custom shirts, trousers, jackets, suits and vests made in China. All orders are cut, …
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  4. Interview with José Albaladejo Pujadas

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    March 29, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘José Albaladejo, 74 years old [this text was first published two years ago] and I have been working with shoes …
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  5. Wildean Spirit

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    March 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    “The paradoxes of the Preppy Look – it is simultaneously bold & conservative, modern & traditional, relaxed & contrived, safe …
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  6. Interview with James Sleater

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    March 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    “Age 32, Owner and Director at Cad & The Dandy. I was fortunate to have gotten my elementary education at Stowe …
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  7. John Lobb’s Museum Calf

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    March 27, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Those in the know have seen and often fallen in love with John Lobb’s (Paris) museum calf. This supple leather, …
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  8. Scott-Nichol

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    March 27, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Scott-Nichol has made British leisure socks for over 70 years in Leicestershire. On 2007, the maker was purchased by Pantherella. …
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  9. Style Basics in Pictures

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    March 27, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    The Japanese are wondermakers in the field of illustrations. The Lost Sheep has translated one Japanese picture guide to the …
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  10. Horween’s Webstore

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    March 27, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Chicago’s very own Horween tannery has just opened a small webstore. Shell cordovan addicts will surely enjoy some of the …
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