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  1. Custom leather goods from GION

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    September 28, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    GION is an artisanal Hungarian leather goods maker founded by Peter Marton in 1979. I discovered the company while searching …
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  2. Anatomy of the Valstarino jacket

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    August 21, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Valstar is an Italian maker with a penchant for outerwear, best known for their A-1 flight jacket version, Valstarino, born …
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  3. In praise of Berg&Berg

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    July 27, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The attentive reader will notice that Keikari flies the banner of Berg&Berg. I still wish to remind him that I …
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  4. Anatomy of the Barbour Beaufort wax cotton jacket

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    July 8, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    J. Barbour and Sons is Great Britain. It would be pointless to list the company’s three royal warrants, vast selection …
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  5. Factory tour at J.M. Weston

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    May 30, 2014 by Ville Raivio


  6. Making Chapman bags

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    April 26, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Chapman Bags from Chapman Bags on Vimeo.


  7. Anatomy and review of Hilditch&Key shirts

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    February 23, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Hilditch&Key has been making very British shirts since 1899, and represents the old guard of Jermyn Street. They offer 10 …
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  8. 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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  9. Forthediscerningfew’s interview with François Ferdinand

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    February 16, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    FtDF met François Ferdinand, the founder of the Ivy League-inspired J. Keydge, back in April 2013. The man behind the …
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  10. Oxxford Clothes — Always Be Faithful to Quality

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    December 1, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Oxxford Clothes – Chicago, IL from Oxxford Suits on Vimeo.






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