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  1. Made to measure shoes by Buday


    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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  2. Buday Shoes


    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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  3. A tour at the Chester Jefferies glove factory


    October 15, 2016 by Ville Raivio

  4. Details of László Vass shoes


    February 28, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    All photos courtesy of Vass shoes.

  5. Free EU-shipping for Vass shoes


    December 5, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Pleasant news for all interested in Vass shoes: I finally managed to negotiate free shipping for Keikari’s EU-readers. They have …
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  6. Handmade British caps and hats from Lawrence&Foster


    December 2, 2015 by Ville Raivio

  7. At the Swaine Adeney Brigg factory


    April 19, 2015 by Ville Raivio

  8. Handmade MHS18 Hairbrush from Kent Brushes


    April 5, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    I blame that Roetzel guy. Ever since reading his Gentleman book in my impressionable youth, I haven’t shaken off the …
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  9. Quality hygiene from D.R. Harris


    March 23, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    D.R. Harris is a very English chemist and perfumery that has served the discerning St. James and Mayfair clientele in …
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  10. Horn goods by Abbeyhorn


    March 20, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Abbeyhorn: Horn Carvers from Planet Caravan on Vimeo.

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