LACES FROM THE SHOEMAKER
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My name is Alexander and I am a shoemaker by profession and the operator of this webshop. I acquired the title of master craftsman in 1995. Since the late 80s, I have dedicated myself to the subject of shoes in a very in-depth way.
I travelled to many countries to find shoemakers. In Germany, this profession is almost extinct. After detours via Turkey and Iran, my path then led me to Italy.
Until the 2000s, I had a workshop and a showroom for custom-made shoes in Berlin. So I had a lot to do in Italy, because there is still a highly developed remnant of shoe craftsmanship and shoe industry there. I went in and out of many Italian shoe factories, shoemaker's workshops and supply companies and in some I was almost at home in my own workshop.
After this time, my field of activity has shifted more and more towards web development.
By the way, the charming lady at my side is my best friend Annette. She is an artist and church musician. With us, the church is still in the village and we help each other as much as we can.
The LACCICO idea came to us on one of our trips through Italy.
LACCICO is made up of the word LACCI and the abbreviation CO. LACCI means laces in Italian. CO is an abbreviation for Company. The lace company, in other words.
People often ask me how to pronounce LACCICO.
In phonetic transcription it is written like this: Latschiko. The double C is pronounced as tsch in Italian because it is followed by an I. The C at the end is pronounced as K because it is followed by an I. The C at the end is pronounced K because it is followed by an O. Emphasis on the first syllable.
I have the laces produced by a long-established trecchificio (weaving mill) in Tuscany. Once they arrive in Germany, I check them with an expert eye and grip, then pack them and ship them.
The laces are of a very nice OEM quality*, are braided from Italian yarns and are only sold in very small quantities. The majority is made for the shoe industry that still remains in Italy, which is basically made up of the well-known big Italian shoe brands.
We are pleased if you like the LACCICO laces.
*OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)
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