Guidi – leather like butter, not lead: AW16
August 15, 2016
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The Italian tannery and leather goods specialist, has been creating buttery soft leathers and goods for over 120 years. Steeped in tradition and artisanal methods of tanning and creating leather goods, Guidi is the go to brand for exquisitely crafted leather footwear and accessories.
For Autumn Winter 2016, the selection for women features three styles of boot.
The 796Z boot is one of Guidi’s most iconic designs. Made from a single piece of leather, in this instance a buttery soft full grain horsehide, in a deep oxblood red. The shaft of the boot tilts backwards at an angle, creating a subtle creasing when worn. This iteration has the zip closure at the back, keeping the look clean and sleek. Finished with a stacked leather heel, this is a piece of artisanal minimalism and craftsmanship at its best.
The 3006 high heeled boot and the 3006FZ are made from the same cast, and have similar features. But, with some key differences. The 3006 is crafted from a reversed soft horse leather. The reverse leather is beautifully textured and is reminiscent of a rough suede. In keeping with the clean lines, this model also features the back zip closure. Which is as much about detail as it is function.
The 3006FZ is crafted from a full grain soft horse leather in a deep black. The difference here is that the zip closure is on the front of the boot. Paired with the leather it gives a completely different feel and look to the piece. Both models feature a stacked leather high heel with curved and conical shape.
Three timeless styles of boot, make up the selection for the men. Two variations of the 796 last, with different details. The 796Z is crafted from reverse soft horse hide and features the back zip closure. The stacked leather heel and thick leather sole creates a strong and grounded silhouette. The 796V is crafted using a reversed soft baby buffalo hide in a deep black, again featuring the back zip closure. The texture of the hide compliments the vibram rubber lug sole of the boot. Thus creating a strong and rugged appearance. Ideal for the cold and wet winter days and nights.
The third model from the menswear selection is the PL2. This boot is made from a completely different cast and is crafted in a full grain horsehide. It features a rounded and more structured toe box, which is slightly upturned. The mid height boot features a zip closure running down the centre of the boot. Once again it’s about detail as well as function.
This season we have selected three unisex leather accessories from the Italian leather house. All in sumptuous full grain soft horse hide. The messenger bag, which is ideal for everyday use, features a zip closure which travels around the entire bag. An adjustable strap made of thick horsehide, making it both, practical and durable.
The horse hide backpack is a beautiful piece of leather craftsmanship. With two zipped compartments to separate your belongings. Adjustable thick leather straps, connected to dark metal d rings and riveted carry handle. This bag will only get better with age and constant use.
The final accessory within our selection is the horse hide clutch bag. A fold over front and zip closure and riveted leather handle. This is the ideal bag for almost any occasion or outfit. Clean and simple, with use the beautiful patina of the leather shall develop its own story.
Guidi pieces are built to last as long as the company has been around…if not longer
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