- Jul 17, 2006
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Saw a few pairs on a business trip recently and was very impressed...
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Kiton decided a few years ago to make the best RTW shoes available (just as many think that their RTW suits, jackets, trousers, and shirts are the best anywhere). To this end, they evidently scooped up 8 (that's the number I heard) of the best cordwainers in Europe, divided up among the specialties involved in making a pair of shoes (last-maker, clicker who cuts the leather, welter, closer, finisher, etc.). This small group work in a special shop set up in the Kiton plant in the mountains outside Naples. Obviously, the production is very small, although I don't know for certain just how many they turn out in a week. It's my impression that all the Kiton shoes that anyone has seen have been to die for--just fabulous, but with a corresponding fabulously-high price tag!Originally Posted by Roger
The main Kiton building is beautiful and surrounded by nice landscape based on the photos Massimo showed me. Not sure if the shoe makers are in this building but it is impressive.The Kiton shoe factory is in a small, hot room at the Kiton factory which is in an industrial park. There is no great scenery around the place. No mountains for sure. Think Newark, New Jersey.
The main Kiton building is beautiful and surrounded by nice landscape based on the photos Massimo showed me. Not sure if the shoe makers are in this building but it is impressive.Originally Posted by Artisan Fan