Each of our shoes follows the centuries-old tradition of Italian craftsmanship, the one handed down from father to son, from generation to generation. We make them in the heart of shoe industry in Colombia, the Restrepo district ― where the whole urban fabric is built on the craft of shoemaking. Together with the artisans, we select the best materials to get that kind of quality you expect in our products. From choosing the leather, or the binding technique, to the application of the sole..
Lasting & The Making Room
The Lasting (the term used when referring the ‘pulling the upper over the last’) process is when the shoe begins to take shape. The Last is a shoemaker’s foundation and is often thought to be their most guarded secret.
Our Last Guide offers insightful descriptions relating to the origins and features of each last still used in production today.
The first process of Lasting starts with the upper being tacked to the back of the last, this ensures the back height is correct. The front of the upper is then pulled over by the lasting machine, where it is vital for the 'Toe Laster' to ensure that the upper is fitted accurately to the last. A toe lasting machine can only be described as a typical shoe making contraption.
An important process within our making room is Welt Sewing, where the welt (a strip of leather) is stitched to the rub that has been attached to the insoles. This process is performed by a highly skilled operative on the famous Blake Stitch machine. The Blake Stitch construction method ensures strength and reparability are always integral features of our footwear.
Fashion changes every season. We design a timeless style for the man who enjoys looking refined, yet understated.
Our collection is inspired by classic lines, and a meticulous attention to detail.
All Our Lines
Enjoy the elegance of our lines, from our Oxfords to our Derbies, from our Chelsea Boots and Sneakers. Italian craftsmanship of the past meets tomorrow: it’s the future of tradition.
From researching the best leather in the market, to the type of sole and shape for each model of the collection.
All our materials are chosen to create the highest quality handmade shoe.
From our handcrafted production methods to the selection of materials, we pay close attention to the way our shoes are constructed — which means they’ll last. Every stage of construction is done by hand, and we match the best sole for each type of shoe. From the soft and flexible Blake sole, to the more sophisticated Blake-Rapid sole construction, each makes your shoes easy to resole. And, we’ve gone with the Lateral sole construction for our Sneakers.