Silvano Lattanzi

    Above all else, Italian bespoke footwear maker Silvano Lattanzi is known for his incredible imagination and inability to recognize the words “it can’t be done” when conceiving a pair of shoes. Such progressive thinking has allowed the Sant’Elpidio a Mare, Italy-based shoemaker to create some of the footwear industry’s most heralded designs, including a new collection of hand-painted loafers and lace-ups as well as last season’s “entombed shoes,” in which his favorite designs were buried to achieve a rough-hewn patina no factory finishing process can duplicate. Lattanzi weaves his newest creations out of a combination of leather and toquila straw, the same material used to fashion the finest Montecristi hats. For the bespoke purist, Lattanzi creates genuine cordovan lace-ups and calf- and exotic-skin dress brogues entirely by hand. At the same time he now offers a collection of handmade sport looks, including perforated leather golf shoes that he gladly adorns with your initials as well as boat sneakers that can be customized with your yacht's logo.

    Inside Information
    Several years ago Silvano Lattanzi did the unthinkable when he created a crocodile loafer that is actually reversible, the first such shoe of its kind.

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