Thursday, October 18, 2012

Great New Shop……..Artisanal, Milan

So recently I got a little lost on my bike in the back streets of Milan.  As I peddled and GPSed (not recommending that) I rolled by the fantastic new mens shoe store Artisanal.  Lidia Pellecchia (pictured) has pulled together a great selection of Edward Green and mixed it with lesser known brands such as Saskia Wittmer, La Calzoleria di Max e Gio, Hidetaka Fukay, Antionio Aglietti, and Alfredo Rivetti.
If you’re in Milan, you can find the shop at via Santa Marta, 15.



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  1. brian

    October 18, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    The 3rd picture the shoe looks like a Church Diplomat ! :)

    • Brian

      October 23, 2012 at 5:19 am

      Do you know the brand of the shoes in the 3rd picture?

      I want it!


      • Lidia Pellecchia

        October 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

        Hi Bryan, thank you. Please, for more information contact me at [email protected]. My website is under construction.
        Ciao, Lidia

  2. Sublime Mimesis

    October 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Looks beautiful.

  3. Ties

    October 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I love a dedicated high-end shoe store that actually spends time on its collection.

  4. Angela

    October 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    A well made shoe is such a beautiful thing.

  5. Virginia L

    October 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Bella lavorazione.
    The will of a well done work.

  6. Rachelle

    October 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    beautifully crafted shoes.

  7. irene

    October 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    they look amazing!

  8. Diva In Me

    October 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Wow..they look like some good quality shoes =)


    October 18, 2012 at 2:25 pm


  10. Simbarashe

    October 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    That’s a suave selection of footwear. What’s the price range one can expect?

  11. Christine

    October 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    One can never go wrong with a classic… lovely!

  12. aninalu

    October 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I love how men’s shoes always seems to recognize and acknowledge craftsmanship and materials. I think women’s shoes tend to underestimate these aspects. I love the smell of leather when you buy new shoes, I think these kind of details are important.

    • Tonia

      October 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      Very true. Most women’s shoe designers tend to overlook those fine quality-focused details (e.g., great leather) and concentrate primarily on the aesthetics (and certainly not on comfort).

  13. greenclothing

    October 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Works of art, there in 2 weeks, keep sending recommended shops to shop!

  14. Votre Amie

    October 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    What a fabulous shoe! There is something so oddly sexy about a classic, mens shoe.

  15. Stacy

    October 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    OMG… Great men’s shoes!

    Stacy from

  16. The 3 F's

    October 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    No doubt, the shoes you’ve pictured are size 11 works of art. But the photo that really gets me is that of the woman in the doorway. Such pure happiness…this is a woman who’s had a beautiful life, and fantastic day.

  17. Laura

    October 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    So beautiful, that’s real luxury!

  18. Desiree

    October 18, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    The shop name reminds me of a cake shop, idk why.

  19. Inés Cruz (@Ines_Cruz)

    October 18, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I love the way this shops tend to pop up on your route when you lest expect it.

  20. Sarah Mikaela

    October 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Like having a piece of art on your feet. Beautiful post.

    Sarah Mikaela
    Framboise Fashion

  21. Anouka

    October 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Nothing beats Italian shoes!!


  22. MIchael

    October 18, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    ohhh, I like that suede double monk strap… that costs a few lira…..

    • Marcus

      October 25, 2012 at 9:01 am

      Michael, try and their double munk strap. I´ve got a pair and they are very good quality for that price


      • David

        November 2, 2012 at 12:43 am

        Nice shoes here too. Their suede monks were only about US$250.

  23. olga

    October 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Looks like am impeccable quality shoes, and very ,very nice. Did you buy all of those pictured, you will look great in all of them!!!
    Thank you for sharing it. This woman looks so endlessly happy and I know why…., she is being photographed by you ;o)

  24. Marián

    October 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm

  25. Taipei Style

    October 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Wow! They are incredibly beautiful and elegant! Thanks for the tip! :)


  26. James

    October 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I know her, she is beautiful, magic as well as the store. I bought amazing shoes, artisanal ties and unique cufflinks
    For sure the best shoe man store I have ever seen…

  27. Clara

    October 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Bellissime, mi piacerebbe indossarle in un outfit anche se sono donna!

  28. Carlo

    October 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Pure luxury! I know the store and she is so chic!

  29. Evgenia

    October 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    The lady on the photo is pretty. Your boots are beautiful.

  30. Style begins at forty

    October 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm

  31. Sevan

    October 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    There was a saying when I was growing up : your outfit can be average but your shoes have to be of the best quality.

  32. Biancamaria

    October 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    AMAZING SHOES!!!! The last one in particular..

  33. MĂłnica - Mes Voyages Ă  Paris Blog

    October 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Wow, those shoes are really art! And I like the way you explain you were “lost on your bike”, sounds great!

  34. Margherita

    October 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Hands down: Italians are the best in the world when it comes to shoes!

  35. Liz

    October 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    gorgeous shoes…amazing craftsmanship

  36. Žaneta

    October 18, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    wau, this shoes is amazing!!!

  37. Fernando

    October 18, 2012 at 4:10 pm


    • Bond

      October 20, 2012 at 2:23 am

      Non si tocca!

    • BOND

      October 20, 2012 at 7:06 am



    October 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    wooww amazing shoes!!

  39. Claudio

    October 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I know this amazing store in Milan, I bought beautiful dark brown double-monk Edward Green!

  40. monkeyshines

    October 18, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    stunning pick!


  41. Milna

    October 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Nice shoes, lovely store!!

  42. Antoine

    October 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I love bespoke shoes, I suppose the first is hand-made by the shoemaker Saskia Wittmer. Its shoes are piece of art!

  43. Wayde

    October 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Being a self-confessed shoe obsessor; This is right up my street! In Australia there is a serious shortage of amazing mens footwear. I design mens shoes and have used various couture finishes like double faced sequins, embroidered sack-cloth and sheared lama wool because I felt that there were no ĂŻnteresting shoes out there for men but these pictures have shown me that you don’t have to be outrageous to stand out. These shoes are so classic but amazingly beautiful. Thanks for posting these pictures Scott!

  44. dipitblack

    October 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Beautiful pictures!
    Recently saw a video about how
    Louis Vuitton make his shoes!
    So intriguing!


  45. Andrea

    October 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    beatiful man store
    highly recommended, a perfect mix, classic and cool, top quality!

  46. CBC

    October 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I love the shop girl stand outside


    October 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    beautiful shoes :)

  48. Rodney

    October 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Beautiful shoes. Now I have more excuses to take my wife to Italy.

  49. Name*

    October 18, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    These shoes are amazing!!

  50. Monsieur Marcel

    October 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I got bad a case of shoe envy. My first after-school job (7th grade) was in a shoe store. Therefore, I can safely say: there’s no business like shoe business.

  51. Danielle korneliussen

    October 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    These shoes, And the way in which you have photographed them, look a work of art. One has the urge to reach out to touch them and own them. In my dream world, I (as a woman) I could walk into This very store And say “I’ll take a pair of those in a womans 38 please”.

  52. KS

    October 19, 2012 at 12:01 am

    This is where tablets come into their own. You can zoom in and look so closely you start to believe you can smell the leather! Beautiful.

  53. Tammara Shelley

    October 19, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Nice shoes. I especially love her boots. They are looking good!

  54. Bobbie Hurst

    October 19, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Artisanal, Milan seems like a great shop. The men’s shoes are extraordinary.

  55. Fabrizio

    October 19, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Beautiful shoes, beautiful pic!

  56. Paco

    October 19, 2012 at 2:25 am

    That is why Milan is the most wonderful city in the world (after Athens!)…Full of surprises!

  57. Jorge Esclapez

    October 19, 2012 at 3:32 am


  58. Raphaëlle

    October 19, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Men shoes can be perfection, literally.


    October 19, 2012 at 5:01 am

    wow fabulous stuff like the third picture

  60. VĂ­ctor

    October 19, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Today I’ve bought my first brown double monk straps in a well known chain of shops for merely 129 euros. Can’t wait for use it for first time.

  61. katherine

    October 19, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Is there anything better than seeing a man in handsome shoes? Those are absolutely gorgeous, Scott – thanks for posting.

  62. lomo76

    October 19, 2012 at 7:57 am

    this is excellent


  63. Francesc0

    October 19, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I know this amazing niche man boutique in the old-town centre of Milan (“5 vie”)…every “man” should go!

  64. Bucko Brandt

    October 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

    These shoes are works of art and are so beautiful that it makes one feel guilty for exposing them to the elements by wearing them anywhere but inside!

  65. francesca

    October 19, 2012 at 10:33 am

    next time you come to milan and visit them, come also to the very close V. dei Piatti for our atelier of handmade jewels!

  66. pietro

    October 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    i know the shop…very very chic. beautiful men shoes and are beautiful also accessiories such as ties and cufflinks. I highly recommend to visit.

    • Tony

      October 20, 2012 at 3:52 am

      Great! shoes seem perfect and very well hand-made! I’m obsessed by bespoke shoes. Do you know if the store provides services like shoe shining, polishing or “glaçage”? I can find this service just in Savile Row, London…thanks

      • pietro

        October 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm

        Sure! My shoes are still shining!

  67. d'orsay

    October 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I know the shop. It’s exquisite! A real gem. There are shoes, entirely custom made by a japanese guy , of incredible quality and outstanding design (not shown in the pictures, unfortunately, do not know why..) Then the neapolitan ties are collector’s items. The owner is elegant, charming, sexy.. She makes the buy a pleasure.
    Definitely for connoisseurs.

    • James

      October 20, 2012 at 8:02 am

      You are probably mentioning the Japanese shoemaker Hidetaka, I look at its creations in the store and I definitely agree with you, its shoes are jewels!

  68. Sacha

    October 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Great pics and very very elegant shoes. I think it will be the first stop next time I’ll be in Milan for shopping.

  69. Dhanan

    October 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Wonderful shoes. looking very nice. Favorite color.

  70. Matteo P

    October 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Schott! I would like to thank you personally for this post. As a sophisticated man, my opinion is that for mature costumers like me and various Italians it’s not more exciting to buy in conventional shopping streets. When I travel too I love to lose my way in cool districts where you can feel the traditions, the authenticity, the beauty…this is what you luckily found in the back streets of Milan…All is “uncontaminated” the lovely woman, the store, the shoes! thanks again

  71. Nadia Cohen

    October 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Love those gray booties.

  72. Bernadette

    October 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Dear Scott, What a lucky find! The most beautiful shoes, the craftsmenship and I can’t imagine how unbelieveably comfortable those shoes would be after a little breaking in. Truly devine and treasured proof of high end artisan product alive and well and available to buy in a real shop in fabulous Milano. I bet the service is fantastico too. Thank you for sharing, warms my heart. Bernadette

  73. Domenico

    October 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Please open a branch in UAE

  74. greg

    October 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    … a selection of high level, expression of a mind naturally projected to excellence and impeccable taste. I know Lydia and I know her boutique: to you my appreciation and my most sincere wishes for this success!

  75. Jess

    October 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm


  76. MamasBoy

    October 22, 2012 at 3:03 am

    The girl in the picture looks like she tirelessly based her outfit on the girl that gets made-over in the ZZ Top “She’s Got Legs” video!! Love it!

  77. stefano pucci

    October 22, 2012 at 9:43 am

    è un classico esempio della grande artigianalitĂ  italiana, il segreto del nostro piccolo-grande successo nel mondo, nonostante…altre cose che qui non citiamo!!!!
    belle scarpe sono sinonimo di eleganza, non c’è nulla da fare

  78. Jenny

    October 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Love the last suede pair; would even get ‘em for myself

  79. Brian

    October 23, 2012 at 5:25 am

    Do you know the brand of the shoes in the 3rd picture?

    I want it!


  80. @ReeceJaye

    October 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I hate shoes so much, but DAMN! These shoes are immaculate, make me wanna abandon my hi tops :)

  81. sisir nellah

    October 27, 2012 at 3:35 am

    When I’m in milan for work, I cannot fail buy a pair of elegant shoes for my husband. like it

    • Lidia

      October 27, 2012 at 10:20 am

      Grandissima Sisir

  82. marialara

    November 29, 2012 at 4:42 am

    I agree!!! wonderful shop for men – not so often availble actually

    Suggestion: another great great shop in Milan, expecially for men but not only is FRANCESCO ALBANO – via canonica
    It will deserve a look!

  83. TJ

    December 17, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Perfect shoes…. How do I purchase?

  84. Kelvin Cheong

    December 31, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Love the pair of Oxford. Who’s the artisan please? Thank you.

  85. Phillip

    January 9, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I have really big feet. Does any one know where I can find shoes similar to the first one in a US men’s size 17 Medium??

  86. Ravi

    November 18, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Quintessential Milan….well crafted shoes, with an elegant designer in Lidia who promotes herself with elan and Italianesque flair. Would love to represent her in San Francisco….where style and fashion is de rigueur….

  87. G

    January 14, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    c’est bizarre ce gout de la belle “chausse” ( jajaja )

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