Salvatore Ferragamo Celebrates


ELEGANCE AND STYLE WITH SPECIAL EDITION, A LIMITED COLLECTION OF BENCH MADE MEN’S TRAMEZZA SHOES & HANDCRAFTED GANCINO BELTS

Salvatore Ferragamo presents SPECIAL EDITION, a new collection of men’s handmade Tramezza shoes and a limited collection of handmade signature Gancino belt buckles. The collections represent the peak of artisan tradition, craftsmanship and leather processing, artfully blending the Brand’s impeccable style and use of the finest materials.

Comprised of seven shoe styles in natural hand stained and finished full grain alligator and calfskin, the SPECIAL EDITION Tramezza collection offers the choice of four different hand coloured shades. Each individual pair requires over 260 phases of precise hand workmanship and takes over three weeks to create. The exclusivity of the line is marked by the union between innovation and tradition, aesthetic research and modern design, formal luxury and precise details given by the exclusive atelier where only ten pairs of shoes are made daily, a luxury for the connoisseurs.

The SPECIAL EDITION Tramezza collection utilizes the ultimate in traditional handmade footwear craftsmanship. The combination of elasticity stemmed from a unique processing and the use of the highest quality materials results in incredible instep memory, moulding to the imprint of one’s foot, activated by natural heat. Each shoe boasts extraordinary flexibility and non-deformability, resistance to wear, impermeability and longevity of durability.

Complimenting the shoe collection is a selection of SPECIAL EDITION Double Gancini belts. A handsome combination of fine leathers like calf, crocodile and ostrich with four emblematic Double Gancini buckles hand-wrought according to the dictates of the Florentine metal working tradition, defines the collection. Ancient cutting, forging and finishing methods subjected to various treatments guarantee the permanence of colour and finish quality. The custom made structure of the collection allows for selecting and alternating combinations of material, metal, and style buckles.

Dedicated packaging to SPECIAL EDITION is distinguished by a unique silver logo on the house’s (insert color of box). Soft Alcantara travel cases and special cleaning cloths are accompanied by a dedicated “passport”: a guide to the specific qualities of the line including processing phases and instructions on maintenance and preservation.

SPECIAL EDITION Tramezza and Signature Gancino collections will be available in flagship stores and in Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques worldwide starting from August 2011.