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  1. Fashioned by Philip Knitwear

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    October 2, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    Fashioned by Philip Knitwear is a one man operation. Joseph Philip, a retired 79-year-old knitwear worker, hand-loom knits his own …
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Anatomy of a Suitsupply suit

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    May 21, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    Suitsupply is a European men’s clothier, founded in 2000, with a peculiar take on its field. The company distinguishes itself most …
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  5. Anatomy of Scavini’s Trousers

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    January 8, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    Scavini’s Trousers (or Pantalons Scavini) carries the name of its creator who, after repeated requests from his clients, “decided to …
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  6. 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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  7. Anatomy of a Cordings tweed jacket

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    March 9, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    Cordings, that little shop in Piccadilly, London, sent over a most British tweed jacket for Keikari’s anatomical series. The company …
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  8. 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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  9. Buday Shoes

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    January 18, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    Buday is an artisanal shoemaker from Hungary, founded by Gabor Gyöngyösi in 2007. The company has stayed true to the principles of …
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  10. A tour at the Chester Jefferies glove factory

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    October 15, 2016 by Ville Raivio








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