Founded by the Giannini family over 40 years ago, Doucal’s is a men’s footwear brand rooted in a strong tradition of fine Italian craftsmanship. Now in its second generation, Doucal’s is always embracing a modern perspective while upholding the impeccable standard of quality from which it was born.
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With more than 125 years of shoemaking under their belt, Josef Seibel is one of Europe’s longest established shoe manufacturers. This family-owned business started in a small German village and is now in its fourth generation under Carl-August Seibel.
All of their sandals, clogs, shoes and boots are expertly handcrafted using the Josef Seibel comfort concepts. Using only the best quality leathers and crafted using traditional methods, most of Josef Seibel’s shoes are still produced within their own factories in Europe.
Hand stitching is a core feature in the footwear offered by Josef Seibel. Traditional hand stitching offers increased flexibility, increased durability, and an original appearance. Josef Seibel likes to say that it gives their shoes a broken in feel right out of the box.
Strobel construction is also another core feature of Josef Seibel footwear. The word "Strobel" describes the specific way of stitching upper leathers and lining to the insole of footwear. The Strobel construction offers a much higher flexibility and strength than many other types of construction utilized in the shoe industry today. As Josef Seibel said, "Our name on the outside, our knowledge on the inside".
After more than 125 years of shoe-making experience, we’d say that’s a lot of knowledge that you can see and feel with every pair of Josef Seibel shoes! Experience it for yourself this holiday season!
Never been a brand to follow the conventional, El Naturalista balances style, comfort and a greater social and environmental responsibility. Their shoes and boots are made with quality craftsmanship in mind along with a constant commitment to social change and sustainability.
No matter where your journey takes you, make it a comfortable one in El Naturalista’s latest offerings for fall. Check out a few of our latest picks! :
1. El Naturalista Duna boots, 2. El Naturalista Iggdrasil clogs, 3. El Naturalista Iggdrasil boots, 4. El Naturalista Anji Boots, 5. El Naturalista Iggdrasil Mary Janes, 6. El Naturalista Nido Ella boots
The Cobbler Series from Bed Stu is an ode to the fine craftsmanship of skilled cobblers from the days before mass production. Attention to detail, fit and quality is infused into each and every pair from the Cobbler Series collection.
This high-end line for Bed Stu is in keeping with the tradition of craftsmanship. Each style has that vintage artisan feel that really speaks to the skill and dedication of the cobbler’s craft.
Check out this and the rest of the Bedstu collection today!