(Bespoke Italian Master Series) *E. CURIA BOTTI, Hand Made, Suede Chukka Boot: 42-42.5D
Size: 42-42.5 [US.9-9.5] [UK 8-8.5]
Styles: Chukka Boots, Suede/Wildleder
E. CURIA BOTTI
‘Fatta a Mano’, Hand Made
Suede, Chukka-Desert Boot
This model, the Suede Chukka in or Desert Boot, has a distinguished career, favored as it was by both German and British troops in North Africa in WWII.
While this pair is from Botti´s pret-a-portez export line, it shares the same painstaking construction techniques as their other hand-made bespoke production, witness the attention to detail throughout.
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 from a master who's work is almost never seen on the after market.