Back in October, before we visited Lineapelle, we were able to make a quick stopover in Florence. We walked. A lot. For at least part of the day, we actually knew where we were going, and that was to visit the shops owned and operated by Stefano Bemer.
I first met Stefano before I joined the business. My visit to his store many years ago was my introduction to custom shoe-making. Even as a kid it was clear that this kind of business is different from others. The cozy-but-almost-claustrophobic atmosphere of the shop, with the workroom in the back (of course), says it all.