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Founded 1946 in Italy
Based in Rome

Actors of cinema, art and music masters, high fashion stylists, entrepreneurs and aristocracy from the fifties to the seventies have left their footprint at the craftsman studio “Petrocchi” located in the very central Via Sistina.

The secret of such a success can be explained in few words: naturalness, true elegance, good taste and class. These have been the four trump cards held by Tito Petrocchi who achieved the Gold Medal at Munich international expo in 1956 in recognition of his style.

The shoe workmanship as always been totally handmade and making use of the leathers, giving the possibility to the customer to choose between shoes made to measure and a wide range of handerafted shoes available at the shop in different sizes. Petrocchi style is definitely still a true interpretation of classical style.


Rome, Italy



Construction methods

Goodyear welted, Norwegian

Product ranges

RTW, Bespoke

Price range


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