Mario Giannini, the founder of Doucal's, loved English footwear so much that he eventually landed an internship with Handmade Goodyear in England, where he learned all the tricks and methods of English construction. Upon returning home to Italy, he instilled his (then) small operation with the endless pursuit of perfection English shoemakers had become known for. It was then Giannini changed the name of his brand from Duca (Italian for “Duke”) to Doucal’s, as homage to the experience he had in England. Conceived to look like typical British footwear but with the comfort and support of an Italian shoe, Doucal’s has quickly earned an international following from Europe to Japan to the USA and China. Doucal's oxfords, boots, saddle shoes and more will keep you shod in style.