Easily Suede, Our Custom-Made Footwear Programme
By Murray Crane
I have developed two programmes for our footwear collection, much of the development has been influenced by my own tastes and experience. The pinnacle is our Made in Italy offer, hand made in Tuscany, it represents the very best of Italian craftsmanship.
Our second programme is Made in Spain; after 35 years of selling shoes I have found that New Zealand men are hard on their shoes and tend to wear them relentlessly rather than rotate between a few pairs so having a more robust and durable good year welted shoe is an essential thing. I like to compare the two programmes to making a decision when choosing a car.
The Made in Italy footwear is a little special, lovingly made by hand and a joy to wear (drive) like a classic Ferrari or Lancia but some days you just need to get where you are going a little quicker and be reassured that the handling won't let you down so Made in Spain is more like a Mercedes or an Audi, still great to look at but also incredibly reliable.
It's a great programme- well worth a test drive.