SERGIO BARANGÉ VILLAVECCHIA, TARRAGO BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, S.L.
Mano Macchiato is a creation of the Dutch brothers Pim and Dirk Verest. The Verest brothers grew up between leather and art. They combined the two and nowadays they hand-finish leather through self-taught methods. Their technique requires surgical precision, incredible patience and immense attention to detail.
The amazing hand-finishing techniques Mano Macchiato is famous for are known in Italy as the techniques of the ‘Maestro Nella Spazzolatura’ which translates into ‘Master Finisher’. But Mano Macchiato goes beyond the conventional methods of coloring and turns hand finishing into a true art form by using controversial tools and techniques.
In addition to Mano Macchiato’s unique art pieces, an extensive range of personal details is also possible. After a personal consultation every finish is made exactly to your wishes. Mano Macchiato has a workspace in Eindhoven (Valkenswaard), and in New York City where they can meet with you one-on-one, by appointment only.
The Verest family has been in the shoe business since 1855. Our great-grandfather was a bespoke shoemaker, and over 100 years later our dad opened his first shoe-store in Valkenswaard. It was in this store we fell in love with the leather canvas.
Mano Macchiato shoes are entirely hand-made in Italy and hand-finished by Mano. Every model has it’s unique style and unrivalled quality and comfort. We use the best unfinished calf leather available to ensure the highest quality shoes and finishes.
The Mano Classic Line comes in three streamlined designs that make them perfect for both dressy and casual occasions. The Blake Rapid construction provides a comfortable fit from the first time you try on your shoes. For our Distinguished line we challenged our friends in Italy to create the best shoe their hands could ever make. Thanks to these brilliant workers intense dedication we can now offer you these master pieces. The Opanka & Blake construction give these beautiful shoes extreme durability without sacrificing comfort and flexibility.