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  1. Anatomy of a Bexley boot


    August 29, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    France’s own Bexley manufactures shoes with a singular pricing. All pairs cost 139 euros in the company webstore, and a …
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  2. Workshop tour at Buday Shoes


    August 6, 2014 by Ville Raivio

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  3. Hippo leather boots from Rozsnyai Shoes


    June 24, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The newest chapter in my journey in Austro-Hungarian shoemaking was assisted by SourceCulture, the only webstore with stock pairs from …
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  4. Factory tour at J.M. Weston


    May 30, 2014 by Ville Raivio

  5. A history of saddle shoes


    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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  6. László Vass workshop tour


    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


    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. Austerity oxfords from Rozsnyai Shoes


    April 18, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    This latest post in a series on the fineries of Austro-Hungarian shoemaking picks off where the last Budapester post concluded. …
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  9. The Nikolaus Tuczek chisel toe


    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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  10. Nikolaus Tuczek


    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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