An extraordinary Shoemaker
Aglietti’s handmade shoes are recognizable on account of the almost maniacal attention that the designer pays both to colour and shine. The sheer emotion aroused by their look and feel is totally unbeatable.
Shine becomes a rite involving as many as ten, fifteen, twenty finishes. Aglietti uses special mixes of water and wax , some of which are personally prepared. Each shoe comes with custom wooden trees (also handmade) and the customer’s initials are engraved on the bottom of the right sole or, on request, on the left sole, depending on which leg is crossed.
Only premium skins, originating from Italian, French, British or German tanneries are used. The cordovan comes from Chicago. When ordering their first pair of bespoke shoes, customers must take the price of the last of the shoe – which costs around 265 euros – into consideration.
Antonio Aglietti is featured in A Tailor-made Guidebook – Rome.
Made in Sassari. He has always been passionate about fashion, he graduated in Law at LUISS University of Rome, where he lives and works, over the years he acquired an expertise in institutional communication. From now on, he is in charge of public relations and event planning, and he is also a consultant for AltaRoma.
Since 1803, the Villa Medici hosts French Academy in Rome, which is dependent on the French Ministry of Culture. Its main mission is to welcome artists and researchers.
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