Did you ever wonder about the people who create the things you buy?
Did you know it takes the equivalent of two legendary Florentine football teams to produce a single collection?
First of all, you need a vision.
Our designer, Paolo Zengarini, dreamed up a range of pure, clean lines. No pointless flourishes or embellishments, but bold, original features that define the character of each shoe, including traditional brogues and Chelsea boots.
Then you need to bring this vision to life.
You source a wide range of leathers in a variety of textures – full grain, pebble grain, burnished, high quality supple suede, most of them metal free tanned – in a spectrum of colours, from neutral camel and taupe to classic black and dark brown.
But, above all, you need artisans and technicians with magical hands, sharp eyes, and passionate hearts.
To deliver a pair of O’Keeffe shoes at your door, we count on women and men who cut, sew, fill, mill, polish, welt, package, register, ship, list…
The work of dozens of people is behind every single box, and their care and attention lead to beautiful results.
Design is about more than what you can see
O’Keeffe rejects flashy appearances in favour of subtraction, seeking a simplicity that results in authentic originality. Our shoes aren’t just fashionable pieces of footwear, but durable companions, invaluable additions to any gentleman’s wardrobe.
FALL / WINTER 2020-21
What have we created in our (not so) secret laboratories?
Lace up brogue boots crafted from a smooth polished leather and set on goodyear sturdy lug soles that are incredibly lihtweight.
A superior vegetable tanned walking boot for city or country, this Austin boot has an asymmetrical designed front piece and a soft padded suede collar. Stitched onto solid commando soles with our Patent Pending Goodyear construction, these boots should be an easy wear straight out of the box. NB – Para-Shine hand polished gives natural creases due to us trying to limit the chemical tanning process and these should not be seen as defects.
Our full brogue Oxford made with soft and natural calfskin, goodyear crest welt and real dainite rain sole.
Our full brogue Oxford made with soft waxed natural calfskin, goodyear crest welt and real dainite rain sole.
Ankle wrap chelsea boots in smooth leather , elasticated side gussets , with their 360° goodyear welted leather sole these boots are built to last and suit all winter long.
During this extraordinary year, we’ve learned the true importance of every person who works with us. And yes, of course we like models, who bring our shoes to life for the public, but what could be more authentic than the faces of our employees?
This is why we decided to feature real O’Keeffe workers alongside professional models in our latest campaign, captured during a typical day.
The Fall Winter 2020-21 collection is here, ready for you, thanks to Alessandro, Cristian, Lejla, Massimo, Sebastian and many other special people. Our people.