Masters in the shoemakers. I was also really impressed with Roberto Ugolini’s work. He strikes a nice balance between a well-portioned shoe and fit. Interestingly, he conducts his fittings with a trial shoe, which isn’t something many Italian shoemakers do. Many essentially produce their shoes the way a bespoke tailor would construct a suit – building it up from scratch and adjusting here and there – rather than starting with a toile (or here a trial shoe) and creating the finished design based off those results.