Ready to Wear
The Hand Grade Collection from SHOEMAKERS comprises a range of English, Italian and Exotic style, made from the finest calf and exotic leathers. Produced with Goodyear Welted construction, they have extra quality and durability.
The Hand Grade Collection
represents some of the finest quality ready-to-wear and made-to-order shoes today, made with traditional Goodyear Welted construction. An asymmetric last, shaped to the natural contours of the foot, gives exceptional fitting qualities. Uppers cut from the finest calf skins with a supple tannage, provide glove like comfort. Fine aniline dyes in the leathers and extensive hand polishing of the finished shoes, creates a rich depth of color which will be enhanced with age if regularly polished and cared for. Soles that have been slowly tanned with natural barks, in the most traditional way, have superior comfort and flexibility. The hand of our skilled craftsmen can be appreciated in the fine stitch detailing of the uppers and the expert way the soles are trimmed and stitched before the final wax polishing. The whole process lasts up to 4 weeks.
The Exclusive Collection
encompasses a wide range of elegant calf styles for city wear, as well as country shoes and boots. This assortment of footwear with leather or rubber soles is made from the finest leathers, including aniline calf, suede, country grains and specialised waxed leathers. Hand-crafted by the traditional Goodyear welted construction, our shoes have an exceptional combination of comfort, elegance and longevity in wear. Each pair takes up to 4 weeks to manufacture in a process involving over two hundred seperate operations.
Custom Hand Coloring
We applies special hand finishing techniques to the supple leathers. The burnishing and antiquing effects of our craftsmen have evolved into a unique feel and distinctive look. The range of colors is exhaustive, bright and dark hues in chestnut, cocoa, rosa, burgundy... Every pair is colored entirely by hand. Due to the extraordinary nature of our technique, no two pairs of shoes are exactly the same.