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  1. Quality hygiene from D.R. Harris

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    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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  2. Horn goods by Abbeyhorn

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    March 20, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Abbeyhorn: Horn Carvers from Planet Caravan on Vimeo.


  3. Drake’s of London accessories

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    March 19, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Drake’s of London is a unique accessories maker founded in, incidentally, London in 1977 by Michael Drake with Jeremy Hull …
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  4. Made to order shoes from László Vass

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    March 12, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    László Vass is a Hungarian artisanal shoe workshop set up in Budapest in 1978. In his old interview with Keikari, …
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  5. Factory visit at St. Crispin’s

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    December 30, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Justin “The Shoe Snob” FitzPatrick visited the venerable Romanian miracle maker St. C. a while ago, and now a bounty …
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Factory tour at J.M. Weston

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    May 30, 2014 by Ville Raivio










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