Mr. Sid

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Rossetti Craftsmanship

As anyone who owns a pair knows well, Rossetti craftsmanship is second to none. As the guest of the Rossetti brothers, Mr. Sid was lucky enough to travel to a beautiful, small family town outside of Milan to meet the second and third generation cobblers and artisans making some of the most beautiful shoes in the world the old-fashioned way;  just don’t call them comfortable!

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The passion of the family was obvious from walking in the door and seeing the immaculate selection of hand-picked leathers, suedes, and exotic materials.  Each of these materials is laid out, inspected, and any imperfections are removed.  From there, each piece is measured, cut, and the uppers are sewn together to create the shape of the shoe.  Then, a special process is used to tighten the leather over the last and stretch it so the shape will hold.  The lasted uppers are then attached to the soles in a beautiful process of cutting and peeling back the edge of the sole so the welt stitch can be sewn, and then the sole glued back to cover the stitch.  This not only gives a clean finish, but keeps water out of the inside of the shoe.  Then, the soles are painted by hand, no detail is missed (even the cushioning of the sole and shape of the last for a great feel).

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Next, many of the special colors and finishes are applied by hand, painted onto the leathers to give a unique depth.  Each shoe is polished multiple times, with the love and detail unique in Rossetti craftsmanship. The signature look of a Rossetti shoe can only be achieved by these specialized and experienced artisans, a skill that is not taught in schools, which only a few cobblers in the world possess.  Such artisans continue to push the boundaries with their skills, creating new finishes, new colors, and new looks.  It is this creativity that sets Rossetti apart, and is what they are the most passionate about.  To Rossetti craftsmanship is what they want to be known for, not as a comfort shoe.  Look for the newest styles at Mr. Sid, and stop in see some of the most beautiful shoes in the world, and if you try one on, you’ll see that they are also some of the most comfortable.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Style GuideEmily Oman