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  1. Made to order boots from Gaziano&Girling

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    October 18, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    After four months of waiting, a parcel arrived from Kettering, bearing fine boons from the house of Gaziano&Girling. These made …
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  2. The Styleforum-Epaulet shell cordovan sneaker project

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    October 3, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    I don’t own sneakers but I’ve liked the pairs I’ve seen from Buttero. The trouble with them is that they …
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  3. How a shoe should break

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    September 24, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Nick Horween (of the Chicago, Illinois Horweens) has kindly explained the basics of shoe break and the factors effecting leather …
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  4. Rare Shoes for Men

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    September 21, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Rare Shoes for Men is a German purveyor of rare or rarefied vintage shoes and watches for men. I chanced …
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  5. Anatomy of a Bexley boot

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    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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  6. Workshop tour at Buday Shoes

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    August 6, 2014 by Ville Raivio

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  7. Hippo leather boots from Rozsnyai Shoes

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    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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  8. Factory tour at J.M. Weston

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    May 30, 2014 by Ville Raivio


  9. A history of saddle shoes

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    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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  10. László Vass workshop tour

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    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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