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  1. Custom leather goods from GION

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    September 28, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    GION is an artisanal Hungarian leather goods maker founded by Peter Marton in 1979. I discovered the company while searching …
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  2. Antico Setificio Fiorentino

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    September 25, 2014 by Ville Raivio


  3. How a shoe should break

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    September 24, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Nick Horween (of the Chicago, Illinois Horweens) has kindly explained the basics of shoe break and the factors effecting leather …
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  4. Andy Warhol on mass production and equality

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    September 23, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things …
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  5. Interview with Andrew Livingston

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    September 21, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? AL: I was born in 1962 and I am a fourth generation bespoke Tailor. VR: …
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