In the last few years high quality fashion apparel has become a lot more accessible. Even though I love exclusive brands like Dolce & Gabanna, Versace, Prada, Gucci and Dsquared 2 etc. they are not massively affordable. That is why British footwear company Eves & Gray has had such a resounding success. They produce a range of traditional classics like brogues, loafers and Chelsea boots with a vibrant contemporary twist. The same can be said about progressive Miami based brand Ace Marks.
I became familiar with Ace Marks via Facebook, which was advertising their upcoming Kickstarter Campaign. In a similar fashion to Eves & Gray they offer discerning gentleman a broad range of different styles to chose from. I was so impressed I contacted owner Paul Farago immediately to find out why this company is so special. Originally the business was conceived out of frustration because of the limited amount of decent stock available.
Amazingly only a few years ago in 2012 the market was saturated with cheap poorly made imports. At this stage customers, had to a pay an enormous premium to get a decent pair of shoes. Paul made it his mission to readdress this issue and Ace Marks was born. In 2016 they launched a profitable crowdfunding campaign (that raised a staggering $574,000 making it the most funded footwear project in Kickstarter’s history. Their second initiative totally blew these figures out of the water and netted the company over $1.25 million. They now have a huge global following and happy customers from all sides of the planet.
Certainly if you desire well designed high quality footwear then you won’t be disappointed with there exquisite shoes. Within the range there are an extensive range of exciting styles and colour combinations to choose from. My personal favourite is the Wholecut Oxford Plain Toe Avio Antique. Impressively each pair is meticulously handmade in Italy by a family of 4th generation master craftsman who adhere to the highest possible standards. In fact, the workshop also manufacturers superior footwear for many prestigious brands who demand in excess of $600 for a pair of shoes. By selling direct and saving on expensive marketing campaigns Ace Marks can pass on significant savings of nearly 50% to the customer. These financial incentives have enticed clients from over 80 countries to buy their shoes.
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