Crafted from rare Russian deer leather salvaged from the wreck of the Metta Catharina, a ship that sank in 1786 and was not recovered for almost two centuries, these made-to-order Oxford brogues are fine examples of the exclusive and bespoke footwear created by artisanal shoe company Stefano Bemer. The age and origins of the leather can be seen in the distinctive colour and texture of the shoes, which are painstakingly handmade by the brand’s expert craftspeople at its workshop in Florence. The label has a worldwide reputation for excellence in bespoke footwear, and has recently expanded to offer a range of ready-to-wear shoes, which are designed and made with the same aim that has carried the company forward since its conception in 1983: creating the perfect Italian shoe.
Stefano Bemer Metta Catharina Russian deer leather Oxford brogues, €6,500
Stefano Bemer, Via San Niccolò 2, 50125 Florence, +39 055 046 0476