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My family has a small history of shoemaking. In the 1950’s the small towns near Benevento were very involved in the shoemaking industy. Many households were involved in various stages of shoemaking. It was an outworker based system where various parts of shoes were made by different groups of people, and mostly in their homes. Unfortunately in the past 10 years, most of these small workshops have closed due to consolidation of the shoe industry, and the main industrial shoemaking area in Italy is now concentrated in the Marche region.
Bearing in mind the desire of the most exigent ones – connoisseurs, experts, style fanatics – Santoni introduces the Fatto a Mano su Misura. A service, not a collection. Santoni’s unique savoir faire, craftsmanship and tradition are at the client’s complete disposal.
What determines whether you can make beautiful shoes is not your hands or fingers but the spirit that guides your hands and fingers. And the thing that supports this spirit is the feeling the customer will have for the shoes. What is essential is invisible to the eye. Remember that the things that make a shoe truly shine are what comes before it is made and what comes after it is made.
George Cleverley is a unique shoe company with an impressive history. Headed by Mr. George Glasgow Snr (Co-owner & Chairman) & Mr. George Glasgow Jr (Co-owner & CEO), it has become world-renowned for handmade shoes & leather goods. Between George Snr & George Jr they attend every trunk show around the world to ensure they meet with clients and keep a personal relationship with their customers.
For his Autumn/Winter 2017 collection show on the catwalk of London Fashion Week Men’s, E. Tautz designer Patrick Grant was inspired by men from the countryside. However, this “man” is of the intimate kind; in order to put a modern spin on his collection’s traditional silhouettes, Grant looked at the garb of scarecrows in the countryside of Leeds as depicted by photographer Peter Mitchell in his series “Some Thing Means Everything to Somebody.” The result was elegant wool coats, tailored anoraks, high-waisted belted trousers and open collars that were loosely layered to create the laid back, but fully modern look.
In the year 1921 Emil Jonsson was appointed apprentice in the shoemaking trade. After three years of apprenticeship Emil opened a shop in Bygdea in the north of Sweden. Emil was famous for a special style of a Norwegian welted boot with a raised lake. Emil’s son Melker took over the shop in 1944. Melker is the one in the family who without comparison have made most shoes and boots in the family. He worked many years in a shoe factory which he for some time was the owner of. Melker retired in 1988.
For London Collections Men Autumn/Winter 2016, Christian Louboutin joined forces with two of our favourite menswear brands: E. Tautz and James Long.