Guidi is the oldest of contemporary avant-garde fashion labels: luxury leather goods firm La Conceria Guidi e Rossellini was established in 1896 in a Tuscan village that has been a home to tanners and shoemakers since the 14th century. The company’s tanning methods have not changed much in the last 100 years; all the work is still done entirely by hand.
Guidi’s signature items are distressed workwear-inspired boots for men and women with signature diagonal zips, minimalist shoes with elegant, yet solid, thick heels, and old-school travel bags. The brand’s footwear fits like socks when just purchased and becomes even more comfortable as time goes by. Guidi leathers are known to last for decades, surviving heavy wear and aging gracefully; many contemporary designers source Guidi materials for their own lines.