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  1. Interview with Florin Ardelean and Francesco Masci from Calzoleria F&F

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    March 15, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Ville: Your age and occupation? Francesco: I am 28 years old, and I am a shoemaker. Florin: I am 37 …
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  2. The Nikolaus Tuczek chisel toe

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    March 4, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The skill and Ethos of Tuczek was featured on Keikari around a year ago, and last month I updated the …
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  3. Interview with Hiro Yanagimachi

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    February 23, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? HY: I am 49 years old and a bespoke shoemaker. VR: Your educational background? HY: …
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  4. Nikolaus Tuczek

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    February 19, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Nikolaus Tuczek was a renowned shoemaker whose name pops up occasionally on menswear sites and forum discussions. Despite his masterful …
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  5. Markus Scheer, Shoemaker

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    January 11, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Markus Scheer is the seventh Scheer to master the gentle craft and man the wheel at Rudolf Scheer&Söhne, the German-speaking …
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  6. Shoemaker Andrew McDonald

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    January 6, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Andrew McDonald is a Shoemaker from Dumbo Feather on Vimeo.


  7. Pierre Corthay: The Beauty of the Gesture

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    November 26, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    La Beauté du Geste / The Beauty of the Gesture from Parisian Gentleman on Vimeo.


  8. Edmund Hillary’s Walking Boots

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    November 13, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    In 1952, shoemaker Robert Laurie completed walking boots for Edmund Hillary‘s brisk walk around Mount Everest. The odd boot below …
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  9. Interview with Tetsushi Ueda

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    November 4, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? TU: I am 40 years old. I manage a shoe store, and I am also …
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  10. Interview with Ryota Hayafuji

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    November 2, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? RH: I am 41 years old, and my occupation is shoemaker. I am currently based …
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