My dear fashionistas, I hope you are ready for a new fashion adventure! Summer is an ideal period for fashion experiments, especially when the real art is to dress nicely, without consequences in the form of sweat stains that destroy every good will of a person to dress nicely. Today I will try to show you true Italian elegance and refined style with the help of the fashion house Tod’s.
Tod’s S.p.A. is a company specializing in the production of footwear, clothing and accessories with its brands Tod’s, Hogan, Fay and Roger Vivier. This fashion story is the about the work and effort of the Della Valle family.
This fashion journey began in the early twentieth century when Filippo Della Valle, a shoemaker with exceptional ideas and visions, made shoes in his kitchen at home. After some time and effort and work, Mr. Della Valle opens his shoe atelier.
In the late 1960s, his son Dorino, with the help of his wife, founded the first craft factory in Sant’Elpidio a Mare. The whole concept developed with the sale of women’s shoes in Germany and in department stores across USA.
In the 1970s, Dorina’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. In the early eighties, he got his chance and became the director of a family company, opening an office in Milan in 1980, creating a brand for women’s shoes “Diego Della Valle”, managing to convince some fashion designers of that time to wear them for free at fashion shows.
Tod’s produced the first moccasins with rubber pads and soles that initially took shape, like small rubber pins, and were designed for car drivers, primarily to make driving more comfortable and provide additional comfort to drivers.
The apostrophe – ‘, which has been present since the beginning of Tod’s era, was chosen with intent because of the advantage of simple pronunciation in all the languages of the world. In the early 1980s, Diego and his brother Andrea launched Tod’s brand and the first moccasins with a distinctive rubber sole composed of 133 small rubber pins, a long process that requires about 100 processing steps, many of which are done by hand.
Legend has it that the intuition came to Diego Della Valle, who, after returning from the United States, noticed the pilot’s moccasins during a long flight and returned to Italy trying to make new comfortable moccasins.
Tod’s as a brand stood out for its quality leather and models that come from craft 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 clothes, knitwear and fashion accessories that have found their place in the hearts of celebrities all over Hollywood.
My current clothing combination is adorned with a leather jacket from the new collection for AW 2021/22, which is a classic timeless model and can always be found in the offer of the Tod’s brand.
Since we started today’s story with leather details, I will continue in that order and introduce you to my new friend with whom I hang out on the streets of Berlin and who helps me bring all the necessary things, such as a camera, laptop, chargers because I never know when let the battery let me down.
When you carry a lot of things with you every day, the most important thing is the quality and practicality of leather goods. In one of the previous posts, we had the opportunity to hang out with the StefanomanO brand, where I showed you one of their backpack models in a beautiful navy blue color.
StefanomanO is a family Italian brand of leather goods, mostly men’s and women’s bags and small leather leather goods. The brand was founded in 2005, with the special goal of carefully choosing a product handmade in Italy and expressing a contemporary style in a classic and informal light designed for the customer who cares about details, but also who does not give up comfort and quality. with an always refined and unique style.
The backpack you have the opportunity to see in today’s post is a special model with an adjustable flap, made of the finest woven calfskin in a dark brown color. This spacious backpack guarantees comfort and functionality with its internal and external pockets. During the photo shooting, this backpack was full of things and I have to admit that I am very satisfied with how elegant it looks and not to notice that I certainly have at least 6-7 kilograms of things inside and that it has not changed its shape.
This brand continuously conducts market research and modernization of production with the aim of creating bags with a high degree of functionality, light weight with an extremely practical purpose and spacious. The use of the finest leather and traditional craft tradition are special features of StefanomanO products and rank them among the most appreciated and unique brands on the market.
The case is made of 100% titanium in the color of rose gold, while the dial is made of aventurine, a type of quartz that is characterized by its transparency and the presence of mineral impurities in the form of platinum that give it a shimmering or shining effect called aventurescence.
My watch is adorned with an Elaphe bracelet in a bronze brown-gold color. The bracelet is made of Elaphe water snake skin, which does not belong to the protected species. For all additional information and news about MUSE watches, you can follow them on their official Facebook page and Instagram profile.
MUSE watches are for all art lovers with refined taste and a sense of aesthetics. The basic idea of the founders of the MUSE brand was to re-examine and present the representation of time through an artistic prism. Mr. Robert and Mr. Leuba replaced the traditional hands, so the hours, minutes and seconds are shown in special art forms inspired by elements of nature and architecture.
MUSE dials are a moving art, time passes and different formations and shapes are made. Watches have become real small pieces of art today, only technology and inspiration have made it possible to enjoy the beauty of shapes that change on the MUSE dial every minute.
Leather Jacket: Tod’s
Polo T-Shirt: Stenströms
Watch: MUSE Art Watches
Jeans: Brunello Cucinelli
Sneakers: Roberto Cavalli
The Stenströms Polo T-shirt made of the highest quality merino wool has a classic polo collar and a V-neck. This unusual, neutral brown color, someone will say the color taupe is ideal for all occasions and is easily compatible with other colors of similar shades.
I decided to show you how you can wear this T-shirt on occasions that do not require a strictly formal way of dressing, but if you want to achieve a more elegant look, you can wear this T-shirt on classic trousers.
My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this first special post where together we opened a new fashion chapter and started the story of the Italian brand Tod’s on the Mr.M blog! How did you like my outfit today?
I really tried to prepare today’s post with a lot of love and I hope you will like it! See you in a couple of days with some new interesting story!
I advise you to listen to my advice due to the current health situation with the new variant of Corona virus – Lambda in almost all European and countries around the world. If you need to go out into the fresh air, take a short walk and clear your mind, feel free to do so, but do not go to places where there are a lot of people and thus encourage the creation of crowds. If you have been vaccinated (both doses of the vaccine) you still need to wear a mask for your own safety.
The summer vacation season has begun and many have escaped from heat in the city and enjoy the summer at sea, I would ask you to respect local laws related to COVID-19 community health regulations. The process of vaccinating the population in Germany has begun and I believe that the situation will soon improve and that our lives will return to normal soon!
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With love from Berlin,