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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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. 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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  5. A tour at the Chester Jefferies glove factory

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    October 15, 2016 by Ville Raivio


  6. Details of László Vass shoes

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    February 28, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    All photos courtesy of Vass shoes.


  7. Free EU-shipping for Vass shoes

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    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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  8. Handmade British caps and hats from Lawrence&Foster

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    December 2, 2015 by Ville Raivio


  9. At the Swaine Adeney Brigg factory

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    April 19, 2015 by Ville Raivio


  10. Handmade MHS18 Hairbrush from Kent Brushes

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    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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