About brand
Sutor Mantellassi is one of the first shoe brands in Italy founded in the early 20th century. Like many other Italian companies of fashion industry Sutor Mantellassiai was a family company. The history begins with a small shoe workshop in Florence in 1912 where the brothers Ettore and Enea Mantellassi worked. Originally they manufactured only a few models of men's shoes which soon became well-known for their exceptional quality and comfort.

Hard and long-lasting manual works are the secret of Mantellassi footwear. These traditions remain unchanged from the beginning of the 20th century.


Experienced craftsmen can make up to 600 hand-made stitches for some models of Sutor Mantellassi shoes! This technology in combination with materials of high-tech industries provides unique footwear strength. Italian masters will embody undoubtedly a harmonious mixture of traditions, hand work and advanced technologies in a new special collection of shoes dedicated to Sutor Mantellassi Company on the occasion of its centenary in 2012. 

Having achieved success, the Company discovered new ways of production soon. Now it also produces different accessories: bags, briefcases, wallets, belts etc. in addition to two seasonal collections of Sutor Mantellassi shoes. 

Manufacturing own shoes collection and luxury accessories, the Company also collaborates with many fashion-brands. For example Sutor Mantellassi Company produces bags and briefcases for Hermes and Tom Ford now and it produced limited amount of shoes and handbags in 2009 which was sold only in a flagship boutique in Stockholm. 

Sutor Mantellassi Brand was appreciated for a long time by many famous people such as: by actor Marcello Mastroianni, by famous motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi, singer Sting and actor Robert De Niro, Louis Aragon, Ezra Pound, Oriana Fallaci, Giovanni Spadolini, Javier Perez de Cuellar, the King of Morocco, the Duchess of Manchester, Prince von Metternich, King Juan Carlos, Nino Manfredi. 

Sutor Mantellassi Brand has managed to become world-wide famous. It seemed that progress could not be able to influence on Sutor Mantellassi's mood, who is an author of shoemaking traditions. 

New technologies rejuvenate but deprive every stage of its uniqueness, which is one of the fundamental principles Sutor Mantellassi mastery. All shoes details are created by hands passionally and patiently, without haste and with the experience of those who know that perfection is not the absence of defects but rather an imperfection of all the details which make each shoes work of art! 

Shoemakers made efforts to create shoes, stored and kept secrets that have become more valuable over the years. Traditions and modernity combined in the manufacturing process produce unique results.