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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. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Blanklabel Shirt Review

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    March 9, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Founded in 2009, Blanklabel offers custom shirts made in China. All orders are cut, stitched and pressed by hand, leaving …
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  8. Shirt Odyssey: What I’ve Learned

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    February 27, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    After having ordered, received and reviewed made to measure shirts from around a dozen online makers, I feel a small …
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  9. MTM Shirt Odyssey

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    February 25, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Back in October I set upon a voyage. Frustrated and bored with readymade shirts cut like sails crafted from gossamer, …
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