Brands of handmade gentleman shoes

Brands of handmade gentleman shoes

London meets Budapest:

Benjamin kleman (bastolst)

Benjamin Klemann was born in 1959 on foer island in the north sea of Germany.

Since 1990 he has run his own bespoke shoe making business in the bucolic Basthorst estate east of Hamburg. From an early age, kleman dreamed of becoming a shoemaker.

In new munster, he followed Hungarian Julius ● Harai from the ground up to learn how to bespoke shoe making by hand. Mr. Hary, a renowned shoemaker, taught Mr. Kleman traditional Hungarian methods. During his subsequent apprenticeship, krayman continued to develop his skills, and in 1986 he moved to England. Where he worked as a freelancer for nearly five years in the royal lobb’s shoe-making workshop. In London, where he also worked for Foster & Son, New & Lingwood and Alan McAfee, he mastered the art of making elegant English gentlemen’s shoes.

Kleman is a master of both the great classical shoemaking schools. The combination of English elegance and Hungarian style of shoes exudes unique charm. Kleman not only emphasizes the use of high-quality calfskin and goatskin. The skins of exotic animals such as ostrich, shark, crocodile and kangaroo are also used. For kleman, both succession and innovation are important. He even made a perfect pair of all-brogue shoes out of leather found in the wreck that sank in Plymouth bay 200 years ago.


Form follows function:

Simmer (baden-baden)

AxelHimer, born in 1965

While visiting a friend’s orthopedic shoe workshop, I got the idea of becoming a shoemaker. Europe’s youngest traditional shoemaker thought he might be able to make orthopedic shoes more elegant than they are now. “there’s no market for that! “His friends beat him up. “we’ll see! Simmer replied, and set out to realize his vision.

He received professional shoemaking training in cologne, Stuttgart, Hanover and Heidelberg. Now, his orthopedic shoemaking career is going well. His extensive knowledge of anatomy and engineering techniques helped him solve difficult cases and made his job easier. Simmer’s footwear is characterized by the use of the best leather and materials to make comfortable, perfectly fitted shoes. To make foot measurements, Mr. Simmer added a step to the regular process: he made a pair of foam foot molds for his customers. From which he produced a perfectly functional insoles. He also believes that only shoes made of genuine leather and worn for 14 days by customers are worthy of reference. If a problem is found during this period of time, the shoemaker shall make the necessary corrections to the shoe inspection.

He is also known for making golf shoes. After all, it’s not just the hand that’s left handed or right handed, but the foot, too, which is functionally different from the left and right, an asymmetry that Mr. Simmer’s golf shoes take into account.


Royal brand: Lobb (London and Paris)

John Lobb, the founder of Lobb’s shoe workshop in st James’s street, London, was born in tywadres, Cornwall, in 1829. In Victorian times, he won international fair awards for his craftsmanship. In 1863, Lobb received the royal seal of honor and became prince Edward’s shoemaker. Prince Edward later became king Edward vii of England, and his name stood for a time of prosperity and ease. And Lobb’s shoes were the most elegant and high quality symbol of that time.

The prince’s clothes and movements were a model for the rich and famous at home and abroad, including Kings, princes, actors, opera singers, politicians and writers. Opera fans would head to Lobb’s shoe shop in the hope of meeting Enrico caruso, fyodor ● charyabin or John McCormack; Businessmen had the chance to get advice from Andrew Carnegie, Bernard Oppenheimer or Mario Marconi; It is a place for budding writers to see George Bernard shaw and even to meet Joseph Pulitzer, for whom the world’s most important literary prize is named. 

More than 100 years, historical changes, all kinds of social change and the financial turmoil, west London traditional shoemaking under strong impact of these changes. Lobb cloth shoes workshop has survived in the wave of history, always stick to a traditional shoemaking technology, which makes it’s peers as well as the steps to follow celebrity customers.

Custom handmade mens shoes made of the best leather shine, and everyone’s unique foot perfect match, with extraordinary comfort and high-end quality.

 As long as there are still high-grade customers know how to cherish and appreciate, Lobb shoe workshop will continue to exist. The Lobb family business now has a unique triple royal seal of approval, with its shoemaker appointed to the duties of queen Elizabeth ii, the duke of Edinburgh and the prince of wales. Today, the Lobb tradition is still alive and well. Lobb’s enduring success is due to their awareness of the importance of providing high quality service to their customers, as well as their understanding of fashion trends and adherence to classic designs, which a true gentleman will always need.

Revival of Budapest style: laszlo ● vass

Laszl6 Vass, born in Budapest in 1946, is part of a group of brave and energetic substitute shoemakers who are returning to the roots of the craft, reviving a rich and ancient tradition and giving the art a new impetus.  In the early 20th century, a group of shoemakers living and working on the Banks of the Danube river applied shoemaking techniques to a single shoe. To show their respect, the shoes were named Budapest shoes after their city. This full-length brock Derby with a thick toe is popular in London, Paris, New York and Rome. In 1970, vass passed a special shoemaker’s exam to make a pair of hand-stitched budapace shoes. Since then, he has been making Budapest shoes of the highest standard. Gas’s shop is located in No. 2 Haris Koz in central Budapest.

It has become almost a place of pilgrimage, with customers from all over Europe ordering top-quality custom handmade mens shoes. The revival of Hungary’s bespoke shoe making industry, driven by Mr Vass, has been recognised as one of the country’s highest national honours.


Name is brand:

Barint (Vienna)

Lajos Balint, 45, is a Hungarian born in Transylvania. In 1988, he moved to Vienna with his wife, courty, and began as an obscure craftsman, branding his name in just 10 years. Balinte is known for its accurate foot measurements and excellent last technology. He believes that wearing a good pair of shoes is a sign of self-awareness and health awareness.


Custom brand shoes represent

Style and achievements:

Matner (Vienna)

Near the world-famous Vienna opera house is a wonderful shoe shop. Owned by Gcorg Matema, 59, the king of Vienna’s handcrafted shoe industry. Just as a doctor reads an X-ray, Ms. Mattner can learn all the necessary information to make a shoe from a footprint and a customer’s data card. Mattner’s shoes are synonymous with high quality materials and perfect workmanship, so customers are willing to wait six to eight weeks for his shoes. “Expensive shoes are a good business” is the philosophy of matner shoemaker — not only for shoemakers, but also for customers. Those who take good care of their shoes can still enjoy their comfort and elegance 20 years later.

The matner family has been making shoes for generations. Matner’s father and grandfather were shoemakers. It is not uncommon for three generations of customers to wear the same pair of mattner shoes.


Four generations of high quality: berluti (Paris)

Alessandro Berluti (1865-1922) was born in Seneca, a village near the Italian city of urbino.Because of his skill, his shoes soon gained great recognition. In 1887, berluti arrived in Paris with his old shoemaking equipment. To this day, the berluti family still insists on and inherits the custom handmade mens shoes techniques commonly used in the early years. Berluti’s son, Torello (1885 — 1959), founded the I ‘esprit Berluti technique, which won him customers such as James rothschild, sasha dietl, Bernard burrell, and Eugene brynner. He also found the perfect bed for his shop, 26 marbeuufno. 26. Between 1960 and 1980, Mr. Torello’s son, Talbinio, expanded the business, giving the berluti brand a growing international reputation. Eventually, tabinho handed over all the business to his cousin Olga. 

Olga’s work reflects her aesthetic, and she’s always asking herself: how can I make shoes that are classically beautiful, soulful, durable and sophisticated? She’s constantly looking for new ways to solve the problem, creating new shades that no one has been able to penetrate until now. And her grip on her patented patina technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Olga joined the family business in 1959, and a decade later, her unique style of shoe shapes and colors became the company’s logo.


The miracle of Rome: gato

No. 34 Via Salandra,

There are no Windows, no neon signs, just a simple sign that says “gato, second floor”, proving that this is one of Europe’s most famous shoe workshops. In 1988, an article in German magazine star quoted a quote describing the Gatto shoemaker: “Rome has two wonders: the Sistine chapel and Gatto’s shoes.” It’s said by a worthy patron, king Alfonso xiii of bourbon Spain. Gatto shoemaking workshop faddist Angelo plus (AngeloGatto) was founded in 1912, in the 1930 s to meet the many guests, including the prince, king, diplomats, and entrepreneurs, and film and music stars, such as vittorio. Low west card, Tony. Curtis, Alan -vice calderon, Maurice chevalier -vice and Paul anka.


Commitment to quality:

Vogel (New York)

  1. vogel became a family business in 1879. They always stick to their promise to provide customers with the best shoes. Vogel’s custom-made shoes have perfect harmony and great comfort, making walking effortless for the feet. Attention to minute details and exceptional durability are the studio’s signature features. Dean Vogel is the great-grandson of founder Egidius Vogel and the current leader of logar. He has long made riding boots for the United States Olympic team, and many famous riders are his customers. “We had customers,” he says. “Who had been ordering boots from us for a long time, until one day they noticed our line of low-top shoes and asked us when we started making low-top shoes. I would say,” oh, about 120 years! ,” Surrounded by cheap Chinese restaurants and dessert shops, No. 19 Howard Street is a unique building: it has more than 1,600 pairs of custom-made shoe plants in its basement. The index card reads like a who’s who of history, with names including general Pershing, Charles Lindbergh and Paul Newman.


Our shoes made for walking:

Oliver Moore (New York)

Some of the most beautiful custom brand shoes in New York must belong to Oliver Moore. The spleen’s current owner is Elizabeth Moore, the widow of Thomas Moore, great-grandson of its founder, oliver Moore. The company’s founder, oliver Moore, studied shoemaking in Britain. He came to America in 1878 with his expertise and love of traditional shoemaking. Since then, oliver Moore’s shoe shop has had many famous customers, including Theodore Roosevelt, George kraft and Leonard lauder. Due to the high quality of the products, the workshop has many regular customers. Where they store their custom brand shoes plants, and customers can customize new shoes directly by phone.


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