Sutor is a skilled shoemaker or cobbler. Of Latin origins, the term today personifies Italian tradition. The founding Mantellassi brothers aimed to produce shoes of exclusive elegance, adhering to the highest standards of craftsmanship. Their philosophy shaped their brand into a solid cornerstone of the Made in Italy revolution.
The saga begins in 1912 when Mantellassi brothers Enea and Ettorre opened their first shoemaking atelier in Tizzana, a village outside of Florence. There they created their signature style – Latin lines with squared-off tips inspired by 17th century designs. Amongst their growing clientele were high society gentlemen and well-heeled travellers. Their interests quickly spurred business growth into Florence and Bologna.
By the 1960s, Mantellassi was offering classical ready-to-wear and sur mesura shoes for both men and women. Now in 2015, Sutor Mantellassi is relaunching its international brand at Pitti Uomo N°87, aptly returning to the historical trade fair where the company’s collection was first exhibited over thirty years prior.