(Bespoke Italian Master Series) *E. CURIA BOTTI, Hand Made, Suede, Bow Tie Loafer: 42.5D
€340.00Réservé pour Monsieur R. S., Paris
Size: 42-42.5 [US.9-9.5] [UK 8-8.5]
Styles: Loafers, Suede/Wildleder
E. CURIA BOTTI
‘Fatta a Mano’, Hand Made, Suede, Bow Tie Loafer
This model, the distinctive Lanyard Bow-Tie, Chisel-Toed, Suede Loafer, with hand-raised Apron, while from their pret-a-portez export line, shares the same painstaking construction techniques as their other hand-made bespoke production, witness the hand-set nails in heels and instep, the hand-lasted chisel toe, the contrasting edge piping of the opening and the attention to detail throughout. This is truly a tour-de-force of charming individuality and casual insouciance.
NOTE: In response to frequent suggestions by old clients and collectors to expand my range beyond my usual English and American interests, and encouraged by the excellent recent article on Italian shoemakers by Dr. Jens P. Becker’s http://loomings-jay.blogspot.de/2015/11/italienische-herrenschuhe.html, I am starting to show more work by Italian shoemakers, especially those little known outside Italy, the master craftsmen, the small local ateliers producing hand made shoes in quantities far too small for export and a few large enough to export but only in small quantities to the smartest mens’ stores of the world. Look under the category “Italian (other)”.
Size Details:42.5D...........UK 8.5E............US 9.5D, for the medium width foot.
Bottoms show almost no wear. Tops almost no creasing. A shoe for the advanced collector from a master who's work is almost never seen on the after market.