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  1. Factory visit at St. Crispin’s

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    December 30, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Justin “The Shoe Snob” FitzPatrick visited the venerable Romanian miracle maker St. C. a while ago, and now a bounty …
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  2. Interview with Roycru

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    December 20, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? RP: I was born around a year after my Father returned from the Second World …
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  3. Interview with Wale Soluade from A Curated Man

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    December 15, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? WS: I am 31 and work for a financial service organization within Human Resources, managing …
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  4. Tony Slinger Footwear

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    December 15, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    [Long Edit] Handmade Yorkshire – Tony Slinger Footwear from Christopher White on Vimeo.


  5. The most beautiful 21st century tweed ?

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    December 11, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Some two years ago I saw a tweed I haven’t been able to forget. It was colourful, coarse, thick, warm, …
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  6. What is fashion?

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    December 10, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “What is Fashion? Is it not a persuasion that nothing was ever right till the present moment, and that the …
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  7. A visit to Norton&Sons

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    December 10, 2014 by Ville Raivio


  8. Fred Astaire in his own words

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    December 8, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “[I am] bad-tempered, impatient, hard to please, critical…At the risk of disillusionment, I must admit that I don`t like top …
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  9. The Effect of Appearance on First Impressions

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    December 8, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Back in 2011, professor Karen J. Pine, Professor Ben (C) Fletcher, and Neil Howlett from the University of Hertfordshire collaborated …
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  10. The decadence of Edwardian dress

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    December 5, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “The Edwardian era was the last age in which the fortunate thought they could give pleasure to others by displaying …
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