It is interesting to follow the development of hand-painted patina in the shoe sphere in recent years. To paint shoes have been done a long time, but it’s relatively new with the type of specialized patina artists doing in many cases very advanced things, and above all, it increases massively. It also means that you get to see many cool stuff, like this graffiti-painted shoe from Gaziano & Girling.
Gaziano & Girling has since they opened their own store on Savile Row in London offered a patina service, which has a very high level. Today we see everything from basic patina services offered by low-priced RTW manufacturers, up to the real artists who can spend weeks to paint a shoe, and constantly tries to develop new techniques. Patina painting gives another dimension to quality shoes, and the more options there are, the better.