The Italians have always specialised in smart-looking shoes to wear with summer suits. This is because Italian shoes are lighter than usual shoes – and the quality is just as high when, like these, they are hand-made.
100% suitable for business wear.
This is the classic Italian summer shoe that allows fresh air to reach your feet. The evenly perforated calf leather (pelle forato - an Italian speciality) in the front part of the shoe allows the air to circulate easily. Yet these shoes (scarpe) are entirely appropriate for formal business wear. And the high 4-eyelet lacing and flat top mean that even modern-style narrow suit trousers will hang perfectly, without catching on your shoes.
Hand-made, like expensive made-to-measure shoes. More durable than you would ever expect from a summer shoe.
The soft calf leather is carefully stitched for a durable finish and lined with finest calf leather. The uppers are attached to the inner sole, welt and outer sole with a single seam that aids the natural, resilient flexing action of the foot when walking. The bottom-filler between the inner sole and the strong leather outer sole moulds itself perfectly to the anatomical shape of your foot. The heel is built up from several layers of leather which provide better cushioning against impacts. And all this at a price which these days is only viable for small, unbureaucratic manufacturing companies.
Almost as airy as sandals, as smart as a dress shoe.
The fine, smooth leather welt gives this summer shoe the modern, casually elegant character that looks equally good with jeans as with a linen or cotton suit, with chinos, with black, natural, blue... the possibilities are endless. Uppers, lining and insole: Calf leather. Outer sole: Leather. Made in Italy. Exclusively available via internet and by mail order from the Fashion Classics catalogue.