It was within the year 1910, that a man by the name of Salvatore Ferragamo began to practice the craft of shoe making and leather craft in his home town of Naples Italy. While so a lot of today’s top designers can boast of the time that they spent in prestigious design schools, this little known, unassuming craftsman could do none of that.
No Formal Education
What Salvatore Ferragamo needed to work with was an innate level of talent and desire, as well as a real love of the craft of sculpting and crafting beautiful things to wear from leather. He was in the right place at the appropriate time, because for a budding shoe and handbag designer, Naples in 1910 was a veritable gold mine of inspiration.
A Search for a better Life
It was his decision to maneuver to the United States in search of a better life that was to be the turning point in his career. It was by sheer happenstance that Salvatore Ferragamo achieved the extent of greatness that he did, because all that he had in mind when he crossed the Atlantic was thoughts of finding a very good job that may pay the rent and keep food on the table.
His Early Days in a Boston Sweat Shop
He was the 11th child of a poor family of 14, so surly he must have looked forward to with the ability to send among the humble earnings he dreamed of back home to his parents and siblings in Italy. After spending a while working a shift in a boot factory in Boston, he found his approach to Hollywood California.
He Finds Quick Success in Hollywood
It was there that he opened a shoe repair shop that he felt was surly his ticket to financial independence. As fate would have it, the local clientel that found their way into his repair shop were not as fascinated with having their old shoes repaired, as they were in having new one ones made. It didn’t take long for word to spread of the quality and attention to detail that went into the Italian craftsman’s shoes and his small shoe business quickly exploded into a resounding success.
His Spirit Lives on in His Handbags
Briefly order Salvatore Ferragamo was hobnobbing with Hollywood’s elite and overseeing a design house that was struggling to keep up with demand for his finely crafted shoes, boots, wallets, belts, purses and handbags. Today, though the Italian shoe maker that made his first pair of shoes on the age of nine is passed on, the look and feel of his original creations can still be seen and felt in the handbags which might be produced by the design house of Salvatore Ferragamo.