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 dark brown.
But, above all, you need artisans 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 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?
Double monk shoes made with in box tanned Baron Calf, hand polished after stitching, leather soles, silver buckles and Goodyear construction.
Wingtip brogues made from the finest calf set on a soft and lightweight new vibram sole .
|These low cut chelsea boots have been made from a single piece of leaher, hand polisehd and lined with organic and metal free calf leather. They have elasticated sides, so they're easy to get on and off.|
Lace up brogue boots crafted from a smooth polished leather and set on goodyear sturdy lug soles that are incredibly lihtweight.
Plain boots made from waterproof suede, metal free calf lining , goodyear round wedge welt, flex insole ando sole.
Double monk shoes made with in-box tanned Baron Calf, hand polished after stitching, leather soles, silver buckles and Goodyear construction 360°.
Cap Toe Oxford shoes made with in box tanned Baron Calf, metal free tanned lining, hand polished after stitiching, goodyear construction, leather sole.
Cap Toe Oxford shoes made with in box tanned Baron Calf, metal free tanned lining, hand polished after stitching, goodyear construction, leather sole.
These classic Derbies are hand polished after sewing and lined with metal free tanned calf. They are set on sturdy real commando sole using a goodyear flex constrution, that will give great comfort and will last for years.
These low cut chelsea boots have been made from a single piece of leaher, hand polisehd and lined with organic and metal free calf leather. They have elasticated sides, so they’re easy to get on and off.
Minimalist Derbies crafted form water resistant fine suede. They are lined with metal free tanned calf and set on sturdy real commando sole using a goodyear constrution, that will last for years.
Plain boots crafetd with in box tanned Baron Calf and lined with metal free calf , goodyear round wedge welt, flex insole and real commando sole.
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 Alessand many other special people. Our people.