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Sutor Mantellassi

Famed Italian shoemaker Sutor Mantellassi was founded in 1912, with brothers Enea and Ettorre opening their first workshop just outside of Florence with an ambition to create footwear of unprecedented quality. It was there that the brand's Original last – a long and sleek shape with a slightly squared toe – was created, which has come to define Sutor Mantellassi, as well as the statement blue sole. Although initially offering only a bespoke service, the brand started creating ready-to-wear collections in the 1960s, while still maintaining the high standards of made-to-measure shoemaking. After a production hiatus, the brand re-launched at Pitti Uomo in 2015, much to the glee of footwear enthusiasts who appreciate a brand with unique heritage and world-class craftsmanship.