Portofino is a derby leather brogue shoe made from the finest suede with oversized punching made on the 657 last. This suede is impregnated with oils and waxes so we can burnish it to bring these to the surface, darkening the suede and giving it a lovely vintage look. Featuring a leather - rubber sole , with an storm welt for added waterproof protection. Made exclusively “skin to box” in our factory in Bogota, this is a truly artisanal shoe and unique to Lignarolo.
Know your lasts
DATE OF ORIGIN: JULY 2016
LAST NO. 657
The results is a last with individual character, perfect to our first collection. A Classic Italian round toe that flows effortlessly through the joint and into the waist and heel section. Last 657 will invariably become a staple of the Collections of Lignarolo in years to come.
BLAKE STITCH CONSTRUCTION
Stitched soles are the mark of quality footwear. With the Blake method, a row of stitching attaches the upper, insole, midsole and outsole. This results in a sturdy yet extremely comfortable shoe, plus it’s easy to resole.
This product is made from full-grain calfskin leather sourced from a Gold-Rated tannery based in Italy, certified by the Leather Working Group, a Gold rating signifies LWG has identified environmental best practices in the leather manufacturer and provided guidelines for continual improvement and a strong commitment to mitigating its environmental impact.
CRAFTMANSHIP MADE BY ARTISANS WITH SKILLED HANDS
The manufacture of high quality Blake Stitched shoes remains very labour-intensive, requiring a highly skilled workforce to carry out more than 200 separate operations during an 8 week period. This method, originated by hand-makers centuries ago, gives the shoes an exceptional degree of strength, durability and comfort in wear.
The Blake Stitched process spans several production departments, each necessitating a multitude of different skills and experiences to ensure the shoes are completed to our exacting standards. Many of the operations, relying on excellent hand-eye co-ordination, take years to learn and a lifetime to master.
Craftmanship Made in Colombia
Lignarolo has been manufacturing shoes in Bogotá, Colombia since 1946 and although the production process has evolved since the early days of shoemaking, much of the factory looks just as it did when it was first built.