In The Making

fabiola nardini fratelli borgioli pattern making

Pattern-making

This step gives a concrete form to the creative team’s idea, and adjustments are made to create balanced proportions and assess the comfort of the shoe.

Cutting the Vamp

Cutting (or “clicking”) the vamp is a task that only a true expert who is deeply familiar with leather can perform with the necessary care, using only the finest part of the hide.

fratelli borgioli in the making cutting the vamp artisan
fratelli borgioli in the making closing machine

Closing

Closing is the step of sewing together the various components that make up the vamp and its lining. The individual pieces are first glued together, making it possible to flatten out the overlaid sections before sewing.

Lasting and making

Lasting and making is the complex process of putting together the individual components of the shoe, and involves a series of steps aimed at making the leather fit perfectly to the last.

fratelli borgioli closing lasting of upper
fratelli borgioli in the making preparation for attaching the sole

Preparation for attaching the sole

Once the upper is mounted on the last and joined to the insole, the part that will house the sole is roughened to allow for a stronger bond.

Application of the sole

For outstanding flexibility and greater durability, the soles of Fratelli Borgioli shoes are sewn to the uppers. This is a detail you will find only on high-quality or custom-made shoes.

fratelli borgioli in the making sole stitching
fratelli borgioli in the making trimming

Trimming

The trimming takes place when the shoe is already assembled, and is performed completely by hand, since there is no machine capable of doing it automatically. 

 

Finishing The Sole

Finishing consists in a series of operations that are carried out at the end of the production cycle. In this process, both the edges and underside of the sole are hand-finished using all-natural stains and waxes. 

 

fratelli borgioli in the making finishing
fratelli borgioli shoes finishing

Finishing the upper

The final operation, and perhaps the most important one, is finishing the upper. In order to restore the original characteristics of the leather (shine, softness, etc.) that are inevitably altered in making the shoe, the upper is washed with special, neutral detergents and then treated with waxes and natural creams.

Quality Control

Every part of a Fratelli Borgioli shoe is thoroughly inspected before being placed in its special packaging, to make sure it meets the standards of quality and uniqueness that only handcrafted footwear can offer.
fratelli borgioli in the making finishing qulaity check

Pattern-making

This step gives a concrete form to the creative team’s idea, and adjustments are made to create balanced proportions and assess the comfort of the shoe.

fratelli borgioli shoes in the making patern making

Cutting the Vamp

Cutting (or “clicking”) the vamp is a task that only a true expert who is deeply familiar with leather can perform with the necessary care, using only the finest part of the hide.

fratelli borgioli in the making cutting the vamp artisan

Closing

Closing is the step of sewing together the various components that make up the vamp and its lining. The individual pieces are first glued together, making it possible to flatten out the overlaid sections before sewing.

fratelli borgioli in the making closing machine

Lasting and making

Lasting and making is the complex process of putting together the individual components of the shoe, and involves a series of steps aimed at making the leather fit perfectly to the last.

fratelli borgioli closing lasting of upper

Preparation for attaching the sole

Once the upper is mounted on the last and joined to the insole, the part that will house the sole is roughened to allow for a stronger bond.

fratelli borgioli in the making preparation for attaching the sole

Application of the sole

For outstanding flexibility and greater durability, the soles of Fratelli Borgioli shoes are sewn to the uppers. This is a detail you will find only on high-quality or custom-made shoes.

fratelli borgioli in the making sole stitching

Trimming

The trimming takes place when the shoe is already assembled, and is performed completely by hand, since there is no machine capable of doing it automatically. 

 

fratelli borgioli in the making trimming

Finishing The Sole

Finishing consists in a series of operations that are carried out at the end of the production cycle. In this process, both the edges and underside of the sole are hand-finished using all-natural stains and waxes. 

 

fratelli borgioli in the making finishing

Finishing the upper

The final operation, and perhaps the most important one, is finishing the upper. In order to restore the original characteristics of the leather (shine, softness, etc.) that are inevitably altered in making the shoe, the upper is washed with special, neutral detergents and then treated with waxes and natural creams.
fratelli borgioli shoes finishing

Quality Control

Every part of a Fratelli Borgioli shoe is thoroughly inspected before being placed in its special packaging, to make sure it meets the standards of quality and uniqueness that only handcrafted footwear can offer.
fratelli borgioli in the making finishing qulaity check