More About Frank Daniel
Frank Daniel came to be in 1984, an idea of two Italian brothers, manufacturers of belts on behalf of important brands of that moment. Frank Daniel owes its name to one of the brothers: Daniele Franceschin. Frank Daniel belts were mainly distributed around Western Europe, aimed at a medium-high target. In the mid-90’s, they introduce the production of handbags and the company begins to expand into the extra European markets, particularly in Asia and especially in Japan. In 2016 we boosted Frank Daniel, continuing with the distribution of belts and introducing men’s and women’s footwear. We still keep the tradition by manufacturing everything in Italy.
All the footwear and belts that we produce nowadays for Frank Daniel are made entirely on Italian territory in our handicraft laboratories where the local footwear traditions are carefully preserved. The attention to detail and to the significance of the Made in Italy isn’t just limited to the production of shoes, rather it extends to the meticulous selection of materials such as soles in real Italian vegetable-tanned leather produced in the historic leather district of Ponte a Egola and
Santa Croce sull’Arno in Tuscany.
Even the hides, coming from the same area, are carefully treated handled by the skilled hands of our craftsmen who pass on the tradition of treating hides from generation to generation. Particular attention is given to the selection of the materials for the belts: we only use whole hides, the so-called “whole butt”, which reach lengths of over 130cm in each cut, and we also use genuine leather for the inner lining.
Frank Daniel’s collections were born with the goal to dress men and women both in leisure and work attire with a sober look, always keeping up with the shapes, materials and colours of the moment. The variety of the models varies between the most classic derby’s and oxford’s to the most sought-after boots and sneakers that range in details and finishing touches.