Bo­cache e Salvucci

Plaza Uomo USA - - FINAL - G i a n l u c a B o c a c h e & R ob erto Salvucci, FOUNDERS

Fif­teen years ago Gian­luca Bo­cache and Roberto Salvucci opened a cob­blers on the out­skirts of Rome. While they only owned a few tools and not much fab­ric, their en­thu­si­asm more than made up for it. They are now the proud own­ers of the ex­clu­sive shoe store Bo­cache e Salvucci in cen­tral Rome and spe­cialise in cus­tomised men’s shoes made from the finest leather. “We’ve al­ways been pas­sion­ate about crafts­man­ship,” Gian­luca Bo­cache says.

All shoes are made-to-or­der on lo­ca­tion. While their most ex­pen­sive pair will set you back 10,000 euros, oth­ers are more com­pet­i­tively priced. The price is de­ter­mined by the qual­ity of the leather the client selects. Veal, suede, al­li­ga­tor and even os­trich and ele­phant skin are avail­able. “With nine em­ploy­ees, we are great be­liev­ers in bring­ing to life the old adage that says shoes are jew­ellery worn on one’s feet. We strive to make shoes that are com­fort­able and valu­able, that re­flect the client’s el­e­gance and per­son­al­ity.”

Spread all over the world, the clien­tèle con­sists of Ara­bic princes, en­trepreneurs, Rus­sian busi­ness mag­nates and or­di­nary men with a pas­sion for el­e­gant footwear. Gian­luca reg­u­larly trav­els to the clients’ homes.

“We can’t re­veal any names. It’s a ques­tion of per­sonal in­tegrity.” Via Francesco Crispi 115A, Rom.­

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