Pierre Corthay is a true artisan and created his company with the thought that shoes are an expression of your soul. Corthay is proud to be the master of Patina and offers lasts that will be sure to get noticed anywhere. Pierre learned his craft at Berluti quickly becoming the head of bespoke. He started his own company and shortly after received his first large order – 100 pairs to the Sultan of Brunei. Corthay now offers a full ready to wear line with the same attention to detail. All handmade in France by true craftsman, Corthay is the ultimate in Parisian Style.
Enzo Bonafè is a small workshop in the heart of Bologna, Italy that offers an incredible range of products. Enzo Bonafè has hundreds of styles and lasts that can all be produced in both hand welted and blake stitched construction methods which makes the possibilities endless. The business is still run by Mr. Bonafè along with his wife Guerrina and children Massimo and Silvia making it a true family run operation. The focus is on quality and craft with only the finest raw materials.
Gaziano & Girling
Gaziano & Girling is the pinnacle of English Shoe Making. Dean Girling and Tony Gaziano mastered their craft by working at John Lobb, Edward Green, and Alfred Sargent before finally starting their own company in 2006. Combining Style with English craftsmanship they strived to create the perfect ready to wear shoe with many features of a full-bespoke shoe. G&G is proud to use only the finest materials including oak bark soles from 1000 year old tanning pits in Northern England and operate their flagship store on London’s famous Savile Row.
Stefano Bemer had a passion for shoes that will likely never be matched. Stefano not only strived to make the perfect shoe but was also deeply committed to teaching the art of shoemaking to others. His styles and lasts are quintessentially Italian with his own twist. After Stefano’s passing in 2012 the company was purchased and now run by Tommaso Melani who expanded the company’s offering to ready to wear shoes. Stefano’s legacy lives on with the company that bears his name and a shoe school in Florence that continues to teach this dying art to others.
Vass represents the crown jewel of Hungarian Shoe Making. László Vass created his company in 1978 and continues to run all aspects of production. Known for being incredibly sturdy and long lasting, Vass now offers sleeker lasts through a collaboration with Roberto Ugolini. Fully handmade and hand welted, Vass offers incredible value while sourcing only the finest French Leathers and Joh Rendenbach Soles.