These are the variables which Doucal’s caters for, while also creatively extending the range, accounting for individual tastes, as well as the weather requirements of each of its market. For instance, there is almost no point in trying to sell sandals on the Italian market, but in Russia they are quite popular in summer, whereas in winter they go for a Monkey Boot, which is basically a hiking boot set on a rubber outsole and finished with ghillie lacing – nothing could be better for a harsh climate.
The Roger-style Chelsea Boot is particularly beloved by the French and Northern Europeans. This particular shoe has to be made in black calfskin with aged detailing on the toe, a leather sole and tonal elasticated panels. One of the most popular shoe models in Italy is a plain Derby lace-up that was designed by Mario Giannini in 1977 and called Gianni to celebrate the birth of his second son. The hallmark of this legacy shoe is its ability to effortlessly suit different occasions, from formal business situations to a dinner event, or from board room meetings to after-hour drinks with friends.