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  1. Interview with Johan Ringdal from SWIMS Galoshes

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    July 31, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘I’d like to keep my age mysterious and keep people guessing! I am the founder and creative director of the …
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  2. Boom or Bust, Wall Street Finds Designer Alan Flusser’s Stock Is Secure

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    July 31, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s link leads to People magazine’s virtual archives and an interview with Alan Flusser from 1988. Inside, the reader will …
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  3. Seki Nobuyoshi and the Wabi-sabi of Shoemaking

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    July 30, 2013 by Ville Raivio


  4. The Crown Prince’s Pants

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    July 30, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘The 5 September 1960 issue of Shūkan shinchō carried an article entitled “Your Imperial Highness, Your Pants Are Too Large”. …
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  5. A Story of Shoes by Thom McAn

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    July 29, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    A silent-film documentary about American shoemaking in the 1930s, shot at Thom McAn’s factory and pepped by latter-day Space Age …
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  6. Muhammad Ali

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    July 29, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.’ ~ Muhammad Ali …
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  7. Anthony Delos and the Zen-like State of Shoemaking

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    July 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio


  8. London: The Original Menswear Capital

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    July 26, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘Ahead of London Collections: Men, the British Fashion Council commissioned the V&A to write a report on men’s fashion, which …
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  9. How to Identify Quality Leather

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    July 25, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    This thread is where it’s at: hide parts and their qualities, signs of quality leather on finished shoes, glossary of …
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  10. Interview with Wojtek Szarski from Macaronitomato

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    July 25, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘I’m 32 [this interview was first published in 2010] and I’m working as a scriptwriter. Currently I’m co-writing a popular …
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