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You can tell a lot about a man by his shoes. Boot maker, Alessandro Berluti founded Maison Berluti within the effervescent landscape of late 19th century Paris. The heritage brand mixes Italian craftsmanship with a Parisian sensibility and is famed for its use of top-notch Venetian leather. Successive generations of the Berluti family have developed not only an exceptional savoir-faire in mastering shape, leather and patina, but also a profound understanding of the foot. More than a maker of exquisite luxury shoes, however, Berluti epitomises a certain way of life. It was only natural, then, that it should explore new domains, notably leather goods in 2005 and ready-to-wear with the arrival of Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori.