Ste­fano Be­mer

Robb Report Singapore - - The Bespoke Issue -

Tra­di­tion­ally un­der-the-radar shoe­maker Ste­fano Be­mer briefly craned its head into the lime­light when Daniel Day-Lewis spent one of his reg­u­lar be­tween-role sab­bat­i­cals learn­ing the art of shoe­mak­ing in the Floren­tine ate­lier. Mostly, though, Ste­fano Be­mer doggedly puts cord­wain­ing in­tegrity be­fore any de­sire for wider recog­ni­tion. “I feel ut­most re­spect to those be­spoke mak­ers who re­main loyal to their iden­tity with their tech­niques, their style and their modus operandi,” ex­plains Tom­maso Me­lani, who took over the com­pany on the death of his late friend, the epony­mous Be­mer.

It’s an ethos em­bod­ied in a house style char­ac­terised by long caps and deep wings, an im­pres­sive as­sort­ment of leathers and a spe­cial em­pha­sis on the col­lab­o­ra­tive na­ture of be­spoke cre­ation. “We find that most of our Asian clients are

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