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.
In parallel of The Design at Play exhibition at the House of Denmark, Made in Town has taken the opportunity to interview Marius Hansteen, director of the Danish Foundation, cultural advisor at the Denmark Embassy and curator of this exhibition which present the playful world of Kay Bojesen (1886-1958), a major Danish designer of the 20th century.
On the occasion of the opening of our atelier, Made in Town proposes, for the first time in Paris, the exhibition When in Rome, do as Romans do. The project, initially developed in 2009 by fashion designer Pascal Gautrand during his residency at the Villa Médicis, takes as its pretext a men's shirt in order to display the richness of artisanship and the inherent multiplicity of local fabrication incarnated by made-to-measure tailoring.
In order to promote the know-how and characteristics of the tapestry from Aubusson, the county town of the French region of Creuse, Made in Town conducted a series of three documentary videos at the request of the International City of the Tapestry and Woven art, in partnership with l’Institut français de la mode and with the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.