#43 Made in Italy Vol.1

This is the inaugural post of my “Made in Italy” series.  I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Italy is renowned for its famous house such as Versace, Marni or D&G as well as the outstanding craftsmanship of its artisans, especially when it comes to footwear.

So I decide to focus this first post on a shoe brand called Diemme footwear. This company was founded in 1992 and is located in Onè di Fonte in Northeastern Italy.

According to their website, the area of Montebelluna (where Onè di Fonte is) manufactures over 50 % of the worldwide production of technical mountaineering boots and 75 % of the world’s ski boots.

I do not care about skying but I would wear their shoes anytime! They are distributed in 22 countries including the USA, notably in one of my favorite stores here, Need Supply in Richmond, Va, but also Scoop, Barneys and Mr Porter among others.

I already mentionned this brand in one of my post about (capsule) women tradeshow in Paris.

Please, behold!




#42 Made in the USA Vol.4

I’ll keep doing my “Made in…” series, but I am now going to talk more about the brands and how the products are made (when I can). So far, I’ve been just showing great products but I don’t think it’s enough. Also, I’m going to expand my series to other countries like England, Scotland, Canada, Italy, New Zealand…

I am currently living in a small coastal city in North Carolina so I’m going to start by presenting Raleigh Denim, which as the name suggests, is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

This is a very cool video about their history and how their jeans are made. Can’t wait to be able to afford those!

They make limited edition jeans (each pair has a number and is signed) and they use denim from Cone Mills White Oak plant, one of the oldest denim supplier in the world.

Here is the Madison Raw high waited, which you can buy on Richmond, VA based shop Need Supply.

Madison Raw High Waisted