My dear fashionistas, welcome to a new fashion adventure on the Mr.M blog. Today’s fashion story from far distant China will be dedicated to the Italian brand Tod’s, which we had the opportunity to get to know better during the previous years on the Mr.M blog.
What have we learned so far about this extraordinary fashion brand? Tod’s is a brand considered the pioneer of Italian design, Tod’s embraces a lifestyle that has always been associated with timeless iconic elegance with superior quality. A way of life that is connected to the concept of the Italian way of life, good taste and “savoir vivre” – the art of living life.
Tod’s is a worldwide synonym for iconic elegance and refined style, the brand has for years created true style icons of contemporary luxury through its collections of footwear and leather goods for men and women. Each product is made using traditional and modern techniques of superior Italian craftsmanship, creating exceptional items that are the object of “fashion lust” of all fashion lovers from all over the world.
Tod’s S.p.A. is a company specializing in the production of footwear, clothing and fashion accessories with its brands Tod’s, Hogan, Fay and Roger Vivier. This fashion story is the result of the work and effort of the Della Valle family.
This fashion journey began at the beginning of the 20th century when Filippo Della Valle, a shoemaker with extraordinary ideas and visions, made shoes in his kitchen – a home craft. After some time and effort and work, Mr. Della Valle opens his shoe shop.
At the end of the sixties, his son Dorino founded, with the help of his wife, the first artisan factory in Sant’Elpidio a Mare. The whole concept was developed with the sale of women’s shoes in Germany and in department stores across America.
In the 1970s, Dorino’s son Diego joined the company. Despite his great love for the United States, Diego returns to Italy with the idea of creating an innovative product with a brand name. At the beginning of the eighties, he got his chance and became the director of the family company, opening an office in Milan in 1980, creating the brand for women’s shoes “Diego Della Valle”, managing to convince some fashion designers of the time to wear them for free on models in fashion shows.
The Tod’s Group is known for its national and international socially responsible projects of sustainable development. One of the most famous projects is “Tod’s for the Colosseum” – the restoration of the Colosseum, a symbol of Italian history.
The intervention plan for the restoration of the Colosseum is a project commissioned by the Delegate Commissioner for the Archaeological Areas of Rome and Ostia Antica, in collaboration with the Special Group for the Protection of the Colosseum and the Archaeological Area of Rome, and was implemented thanks to the selfless support of Tod’s Group. The first phase of the works has been completed and included the renovation of the northern and southern facades, with an area of about 13,300 square meters and the replacement of the closing system of the arches with the construction of new gates.
The renovation plan will continue with the renovation of the basement of the Colosseum, the standardization and implementation of the system and the construction of a service center that enables the execution of additional support activities for visitors to this cultural monument.
The second phase of the works, which began in December 2018, under the leadership of the new autonomous institute Parco Archeologico del Colosseo, included the area of the hypogea, a “monument within a monument” a kind of amphitheater that is located below the arena and was invisible to spectators in ancient times . More than 80 people participated in the restoration work, including archaeologists, restorers, architects, engineers and other experts. At the end of the works, a 160-meter-long promenade was installed, accessible to all visitors, which gave visitors the opportunity to see a hitherto unexplored part of the Colosseum that was not feasible before.
Tod’s as a brand stood out for its quality leather and models originating from artisanal shoemakers. Mr. Diego Della Valle’s idea was to create a shoe suitable for both formal and informal occasions, with a casual, comfortable, simple but refined taste.
Today, the Tod’s brand represents the pinnacle of Italian fashion and, in addition to footwear, produces clothing, knitwear and fashion accessories that have found their place in the hearts of celebrities across Hollywood. My outfit today is adorned with a leather jacket from the new autumn-winter collection, which is a classic and timeless model and can always be found in the Tod’s range.
Schroeder Joailliers was founded back in 1877, the official supplier of the Grand Ducal Court, which has a long family tradition behind it. In addition to its main jewelry store located in the heart of Luxembourg, this jewelry house also has its jewelry and watch workshop in Paris.
The story of Schroeder jewelry began back in 1860 when Mr. Lambert Schroeder left his hometown of Luxembourg to continue his training in London and the United States. A few years later when he returned to Luxembourg in 1877, he opened his goldsmith’s shop, in the same place where you can still find the Schroeder jewelry house today. Mr. Lambert Schroeder, in addition to being a skilled trader, translated his creativity and passion into the core values of the work policy of the Schroeder jewelry company. He had a great passion for making quality gold jewelry and was an ambitious innovator significantly ahead of his time.
His only son, Ferdi Schroeder, learned the engraver’s trade in Paris and took over the company with the difficult task of running it during the two world wars. His great skill in his art earned him the prestigious title of chief supplier to the court, which the Schroeder jewelry house still holds today. During 1979, the company was joined by Pierre Rossi, Lambert Schroeder’s grandson and current director of Schroeder Jewelry. Under his leadership, Schroeder jewelry expanded internationally by deploying to various markets and participating in various exhibitions and fairs on five continents.
The family tradition continues, so that at the head of the Schroeder jewelry company, in addition to Mr. Pierre Rossi and his wife, their daughters Anni and Sophie were also involved in making business decisions. This fifth generation continues the family tradition that is associated with traditional approach, knowledge and creativity.
Schroeder Jewelry Maison has a diverse range of sophisticated luxury jewelry, watches and fashion accessories for her and him, which will complement your style and bring freshness to your everyday life.
Leather Jacket: TOD’S
Turtleneck Sweater: Loro Piana
Trousers: Loro Piana
Watch: Schroeder Joailliers 1877
Today I present to you a new, redesigned look of the dial, which is the result of the creative skills of co-owner Gaby Schroeder, who, in cooperation with the most eminent Swiss manufacturers, created a new look for the Etrier watch collection of the Schroeder jewelry house. Traditional classics with the best Swiss movements have received a new modern look!
Redesigned Schroeder “Etrier” watch in polished steel, with hand-skeletoned and hand-engraved self-winding mechanical movement, with chronograph function and hour, minute, second and date indication, and with dark brown calfskin strap with folding clasp.
Case Diameter: 42 mm
Case Thickness: 15 mm
Case Material: Steel
Movement: Self-winding mechanical
Movement Type: Automatique 13 1/4, Valjoux 7750 base
Functions: hand-skeletonized and hand-engraved, blued screws. 25 rubies. Hours, minutes, seconds, date indication and chronograph.
There are different models for men in the Etrier collection, the watch I am wearing today is with a brown leather strap and a silver color case with a diameter of 42 mm. The models in the Etrier collection can be made in leather or metal bracelets, you can see more models at this link.
Loro Piana is an Italian company specialised in clothing and textile products. This fashion house is considered the largest producer of cashmere and also the world’s largest artisanal company processing the luxury fiber.
The Loro Piana company has three divisions (textile divisions): a division that deals with the production of high-quality materials using precious fibers such as cashmere and baby cashmere, vicuna, linen and merino wool, a division that deals with the creation of luxury fashion items (production and distribution of men’s, women’s clothing, footwear and fashion accessories) and the interior design department – production and distribution of interior design products.
In today’s post you have the chance to see one special item, a turtleneck from the latest men’s Loro Piana Autumn-Winter 2023/24 collection, which are just a small piece of my favorites this season due to their signature elegance and my love for neutral colors. Made from 100% cashmere, this beige turtleneck sweater is perfect for the man who pays attention to details and leaves nothing to chance.
This elegant cashmere turtleneck in beige color, is perfect for all occasions and extremely easy to match with other colors. If you want to stay updated and find out which pieces the Loro Piana brand has in its offer, visit their official online store and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Everyone who follows the Mr.M blog knows that I am a big fan of quality and interesting shoes, regardless of whether they are sneakers or elegant shoes, I always try to pay maximum attention to fashion details such as footwear. Today we are hanging out with a famous Italian fashion house whose creations are adored all over the world.
Today’s fashion story is special because I have the opportunity to show you a re-edition collection of certain VALENTINO shoes that marked the work of this famous Italian maestro whose masterpieces adorn the shoe cabinets of many celebrities from the world of music, film and entertainment, and even politics! There is no person who has not resisted wearing this designer, regardless of whether it is a person of female or male gender, Valentino Garavani shoes are loved by the whole planet.
If it wasn’t for my friends from MYTHERESA, a shopping platform that is a real fashion treasure trove for all men and women fashion lovers, these shoes wouldn’t be in this blog post on the Mr.M blog today. I am very grateful to the MYTHERESA platform for their trust and wonderful cooperation, and I would like to publicly thank them once again from the bottom of my heart for my Valentino Rockrunner sneakers from the limited collection, which are made of a combination of leather and pony hair.
My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this first November autumn fashion story, where together we discovered the beauty and brilliance of the elegance of the luxury Italian brand Tod’s, the prestigious Italian brand Loro Piana, the luxury family jewelry maison from Luxembourg which is a symbol of timeless elegance and has become a true classic – Schroeder Joailliers 1877, beauty of online shopping with the MYTHERESA platform and the Valentino brand, partners with whom fashion stories are a real adventure. I sincerely hope you got some inspiration for your ideal fall outfit!
See you soon and continue our adventures on the Mr.M blog! How did you like my outfit today? I really tried my best to prepare today’s post with lots of love and I hope you like it!
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With love from Beijing,