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  1. An interview with shoemaker Dominic Casey

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    October 24, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? DC: I am 59 and work as a bespoke shoemaker. VR: Your educational background? DC: I …
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  2. An interview with shoemaker Patrick Frei

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    October 2, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? PF: I am 36 years old and I am a shoe- and bootmaker. I make …
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  3. An interview with Francis Waplinger

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    June 11, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? FW: I am a 31-year-old shoemaker. VR: Your educational background? FW: I graduated from the …
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  4. Raul Ojeda from Willie’s Shoe Service

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    June 4, 2018 by Ville Raivio


  5. Bespoke shoes by Saskia Wittmer

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    May 25, 2018 by Ville Raivio


  6. George Hoby, bootmaker

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    April 12, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    “Hoby was not only the greatest and most fashionable bootmaker in London, but, in spite of the old adage, ‘Ne …
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  7. Interview with Gabor Gyöngyösi from Buday Shoes

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    December 27, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? GG: 66, founder/owner of Buday.   VR: Your educational background? GG: Mechanical engineer.   VR: Have …
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  8. A profile of bespoke shoemaker Dimitri Gomez

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    June 13, 2016 by Ville Raivio

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  9. Interview with Emiko Matsuda from Foster&Son

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    March 30, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? EM: I was born in 1976, I am a senior shoemaker at Foster & Son. …
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  10. Interview with Amrik Chaggar

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    November 12, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? AC: I am 39 years old. I specialize in Bespoke Shoemaking & Bespoke Tailoring, I …
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