Dec 2, 2010

Calzature Marini
The World at His Feet

Pascal Gautrand
Calzature Marini The World at His Feet

Carlo Marini is heir to a dynasty of master shoemakers whose fame and prestige date back to the last century when Giuseppe Marini opened his boutique in via Francesco Crispi, where he soon won over an enviable clientele of world fame.

Marini epitomizes the world of custom made shoes and is a hot favourite with the Japanese. In fact, the Japanese group Tie Your Tie sells Marini custom-made shoes in their Tokyo and Osaka-based stores.

Each and every working procedure is carried out by hand in accordance with the rules of custom-made products: from the measurement of the sole of the foot, to the wood last, to the draft of the design. A visit to his workshop, where each shoe is crafted by a team of professional artisans, is a must-do experience. The end result is a product that symbolizes the excellence of local craftsmanship.

Calzature Marini is featured in A Tailor-made Guidebook – Rome.

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Pascal Gautrand

Pascal Gautrand

Made in Mazamet. Made in Town founder, consultant and teacher, he is graduated from the Institut Français de la Mode and used to be a boarder in the fashion design division at the Villa Medici in Rome. He develops a reflexion, mainly in the fashion field, about the manufacturing culture. His approach, oriented towards the promotion of know-how, expresses through writing, video and fashion design. As a consultant, he especially collaborates with Première Vision for the organization of Maison d’Exceptions: a dedicated area about fabric know-how within the show and for the online magazine Maison d’Exceptions whose he is editor.

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