October 2011

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Ferragamo's Tramezza line is tailored for shoe-obsessed men
by BRANDON PALAS

During Hollywood’s golden era, Salvatore Ferragamo was known as shoemaker to the stars for his commitment to luxury and quest for flexible design, owing to his stint studying anatomy at USC. Decades later, that devotion lives on in the special-edition Tramezza line: seven styles and materials ranging from full-grain alligator to hand-stained calfskin in four colors. A pair takes three weeks to complete and requires more than 320 steps. And if you don’t see the look you like, custom configurations are always available. How fitting! $1,750–$12,000. 357 N. Rodeo Dr., 310-273-9990, ferragamo.com.