We are glad to announce the latest feature to our 3D Customization program: Hand Made Patina Belts.
Three different hand made patina finishings are available now to order through your MTO platform: Regular, Marble and Papiro. The image below shows an example of Regular (blue), Marble (cognac) and Papiro (green) finishings and how they look.
You might have seen the word “patina” before, or maybe you have come across some amazing pictures on our Instagram account and wondered what is behind the scenes. The technique used to achieve this artwork is known as ‘Anticatura’, which is the Italian word for antique finishing. It is a specialty of French maestro shoemakers.
“Entrusted to the hands of the antique finisher, the upper part of the shoe becomes a work of art”
The Anticatura method is a hand dyeing procedure of leather, which creates a completely unique patina with an aged effect. The procedure begins with unfinished crust leather, which has been tanned and handled, but not dyed yet .
The artist applies the dyes manually to the uncut hide and the fully assembled shoe, with the usage of white cloths, brushes and sometimes sponges, to create a unique look on each and every pair of shoes.
“With attentive care and superior savoir-faire, a dedicated craftsman perfects the personality of each pair of shoes, helping forge that special soul.”