A shoe never lies. A shoe tells the world who you are and, alone, it can change the way a man presents himself. A well dressed man with ugly shoes is nothing but a man with ugly shoes. These are the convictions behind the project Barbanera, started in 2011 by two couples of brothers. Although coming from very different working backgrounds, they share the passion for hand crafted shoes and the conviction that style is something that you can only recognise once you see it and it has nothing to do with temporary fashion. So, they decided to put their style, love for handmade goods and their knowledge in a new project. The idea behind Barbanera is to create high quality and timeless shoes thanks to a combination of tradition, precious leathers, true creative harmony and unsurpassed Italian craftsmanship. Each one of these four partners contributed with his personal taste for the creation of a unique collection of gentleman’s shoes which can be “dandy” as well as “classic” thanks to the dedicated and passionate selection of materials and colours.