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  1. Edward&James shoes from Pediwear

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    July 30, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    Edward&James is the new in-house selection of Goodyear-welted shoes only available at Pediwear. Made in the U.K., Spain or India, …
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  2. Factory tour at Gaziano&Girling

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    July 18, 2018 by Ville Raivio


  3. Cheaney Shoes factory tour

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    July 2, 2018 by Ville Raivio


  4. Marco Facchinetti from Riccardo Freccia Bestetti

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    June 26, 2018 by Ville Raivio


  5. Anatomy of Gaziano&Girling shoes

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    June 5, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    So much has been written of the Gaziano&Girling shoe factory already that I’ll spare my readers a re-read of the …
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  6. The Art & Sole of Silvano Lattanzi

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    May 25, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    Back in 2010, the American Express Platinum card’s complimentary magazine Departures published a little something. The documentarist Jo Durden-Smith placed …
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  7. Gaziano&Girling last shapes

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    May 10, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    Collage courtesy of Bespoke-England, sadly defunct now, for illustration and web store shopping purposes.


  8. Interview with Kohki Watanabe

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    March 26, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? KW: I am 25 years old, turning to 26 in April, and I am a …
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  9. Made to measure shoes by Buday #2

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    March 11, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    Last year, with the help of Buday, I set about to try yet another Hungarian shoemaker I had read about …
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  10. Made to measure shoes by Buday

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    February 22, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    Last year, with the help of¬†Buday¬†Shoes Ltd., I set about to try yet another Hungarian shoemaker I had read about …
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