Salvatore Ferragamo is a brand spanning the Hollywood heyday to the iconic Tuscan hills around its home base in Florence Italy. Known for their shoes as well as their luxury leather goods and clothing. Throughout its history, the company has been known for innovative designs and use of materials. Such ingenuity goes back to Salvatore's time in California, when he studied anatomy to make shoes which were more comfortable. Notable innovations include the wedge heel, the shell-shaped sole, the ‘invisible’ sandal, metal heels and soles, the 18-carat gold sandal, the sock-shoe, sculpture heels, and the gloved arch shoe created for the Maharani of Cooch Behar in 1938. Metal-reinforced stiletto heels were made famous by Marilyn Monroe. The company is also known for the ‘Gancini’ decoration, the ‘Vara’ patent ballet pump, the Salvatore bag and the use of patchwork. It makes also eyewear and watches in partnership with Marchon and Timex Group. Not to mention the fragrances.
"Ferragamo redefines masculinity, outlining the personality of the Ferragamo man, a polyhedral soul whose vigor comes from his internal contrasts: strength and sensibility, creativity and pragmatism, confidence and vulnerability. Free-spirited and daring, this ideal man is the master of his success and a symbol of authenticity.”