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  1. Made to measure gloves from Jeeves Store

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    March 14, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    Jeeves Store, a fairly new webstore for the finer things in life, sent word to me some months ago. Now, …
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Made to order shoes from László Vass

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    March 12, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    László Vass is a Hungarian artisanal shoe workshop set up in Budapest in 1978. In his old interview with Keikari, …
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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. Austerity oxfords from Rozsnyai Shoes

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    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. Anatomy of Paularun gloves

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    February 18, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Europe has a grand share of talented glove makers with the usual quality suspects in England, Germany and Italy. Established …
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  10. Rozsnyai Shoes for Keikari

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    June 23, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    A few months ago I placed a MTM order for the Hungarian firm of Rozsnyai. Below are some previews of …
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