In luxury shoe workshops the leather used to create the shoes is a key element in the quality and longevity of said shoes. For this reason, like the great French, Italian and English leather craftsmen, Charlet selects its full grain calfskin leather among the best leather from the celebrated Annonay tannery in France. The shoes from The Iconic Collection are entirely hand patinaed exclusively with natural pigments and quality essential oils for an inimitable result. Each shoe is therefore unique. To create a PATINO shoe, no less than 200 skilled, meticulous steps are necessary.
Since Charlet is passionate about the finest first class luxury shoes, it has chosen to allow the greatest number of people share this passion by offering its shoes at a competitive price. In fact, from the ready-to-wear to “the Iconics” made-to-order, Patinos has reduced the number of intermediaries between the shoe orders and the final customer to a strict minimum. Charlet creates, produces and sells its models directly to the customer through its website (a structure with reduced costs and a large coverage) no boutique, no high mark ups, no intermediaries and no brand name to finance.
This new method allows us to offer a fair price. The customer saves nearly 50% of the price he would pay for a product of equal comparison in a high-end shoe shop renowned for its quality. All the savings achieved by this method directly benefit the customer. We can offer unbeatable prices for a quality pair of shoes made from full grain calfskin leather with Goodyear stitching.
Charlet is not inaccessible. On the contrary, Charlet makes the very essence of high quality first class shoes accessible.