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  1. Factory tour at J.M. Weston

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    May 30, 2014 by Ville Raivio


  2. Identifying quality leather

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    May 29, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “Genuine leather” has not been a useful marking in decades. Leather can be made from most any animal, and it …
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  3. Yasuhiro Shiota: bespoke shoes at Aubercy

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    May 28, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    La grande Mesure Aubercy from www.high-toned.fr on Vimeo.


  4. A history of saddle shoes

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    May 23, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The saddle shoe is a leisure model, where a separate piece of leather is cut and sewn over the waist of …
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  5. Nathaniel “Natty” Adams: Am I Dandy?

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    May 22, 2014 by Ville Raivio


  6. László Vass workshop tour

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    May 16, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The excellent Claymoor’s list, one of my favourite shoe sites, has previously shared many snaps from the Vass workshop. The …
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  7. The coolest summer shoe leathers

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    May 15, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    We all have anecdotal knowledge of the differences between leathers in the heat of summer, but it’s always nice to …
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  8. Factory visit to Solovair

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    May 14, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Nota bene: high volume video.


  9. Interview with Damian Kot from Bespoke social club

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    May 13, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? DK: I’m a product manager in a bank, and 36 years old (1978).   VR: Your educational background? …
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  10. Tweed clothes from Cordings of Piccadilly

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    May 13, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Keikari readers will likely know the heritage of Cordings, its relationship with Eric Clapton, the vast selection of very English …
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