Dutch shoe designer Louis Leeman and Erica Pelosini met during their studies at Polimoda school in Erica’s hometown of Florence. Louis found his passion for handcrafted shoemaking, working side by side with Italian masters, while Erica, who was working for Vogue Japan as a research stylist, found her calling in fashion. Combining their talents and passions they have created a line that caters to fashion conscious men around the world. Louis Leeman shoes are designed for men who want to preserve a timeless elegance, but with a zesty attitude. The Brand reached a milestone in June 2015 with the opening of its first flagship store in New York on 793 Madison Avenue.