‘Projects’ Category

  1. Made to order boots from Gaziano&Girling


    October 18, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    After four months of waiting, a parcel arrived from Kettering, bearing fine boons from the house of Gaziano&Girling. These made …
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  2. The Styleforum-Epaulet shell cordovan sneaker project


    October 3, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    I don’t own sneakers but I’ve liked the pairs I’ve seen from Buttero. The trouble with them is that they …
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  3. Hippo leather boots from Rozsnyai Shoes


    June 24, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The newest chapter in my journey in Austro-Hungarian shoemaking was assisted by SourceCulture, the only webstore with stock pairs from …
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  4. Austerity oxfords from Rozsnyai Shoes


    April 18, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    This latest post in a series on the fineries of Austro-Hungarian shoemaking picks off where the last Budapester post concluded. …
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  5. Anatomy of Paularun gloves


    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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