"we try to use the most sustainably efficient raw materials, it's constantly ongoing & evolving research"
Our Raw Materials
Leather is the most important building block of each men's shoe, and its production is a process that requires masterful skill and sustainability forethought.
We no longer produce shoes from "exotic" animals and continue to research sustainable materials for the good of the environment.
Roughly 47 percent of the production costs involved in making a men's shoe are due to the costly raw material.
Currently, our tanneries are based in North West Spain, Germany and Italy.
The types of leather below represent a full array of leather skins. They are all used in luxury shoe production and they differ from the "look" and "texture" point of view.
We use multiple different types of leathers and where we can, combine them with our sartorial fabrics and materials below:
BoxCalf - is one of the finest leathers to use for the construction of shoes, it is extremely pliable and also often used in handbags, wallets & bags
Painted BoxCalf - is the same as above an extremely pliable leather which is derived from calves, however the difference is that this is handpainted rather than dyed.
Painted VItello - is extremely durable, and hard wearing, even though it is often slightly thinner to BoxCalf. It often produces a high-shine and an individualised look.
Handpainted Patina - is usually an individualised hand painting method used on crust BoxCalf leather, producing a high end and sophisticated approach to the finished product.
Sartorial Materials: We offer a full array of sartorial fabrics in our range, reducing the amount of leather required to create each piece of footwear. Flannels and velvets in sartorial patterns like Tweed, Plaid, Tartan, Herringbone, Leopard to highlight your fashionable individuality.
The result of mixing these sartorial materials with classic hand painted leather in a shoe, can be truly astonishing.