The founder of Preventi, Sauro Doria, likes his designs to exude an imperfect sense of beauty. If you like your classics with a bit of a flamboyant twist, you’ll love this Italian footwear brand’s avant-garde approach to design.
Combine expert Italian craftsmanship with a slightly off-kilter approach to shoe design and you end up with Preventi shoes. Our edit of the brand’s shoes includes pieces with eye-catching detailing, such as chunky burnished fastenings and distressed finishes for a vintage-inspired look. The hand-dyed leathers, which serve as a sumptuous backdrop for these shoes, add to the bespoke feel. Italian design is typically flawless - particularly when leather is involved - but Preventi stands out in the way it embraces imperfection (well, it does add a lot of character after all). Whether you style them with a suit for a classic finish, or you pull them on with a pair of cuffed jeans, these shoes are guaranteed to stand out.
Be it a first date, drinks out with your mates or a casual family reunion, there are some occasions when you’re never quite sure how dressed up you need to be, right? Preventi shoes bridge the gap between smart and casual styles, making them a safe choice for challenging occasions. One option is to dress them down: embrace the ‘worn’ look of some of the brand’s shoes by teaming them with grunge-inspired garments, like an oversized check shirt or a failsafe leather jacket. Alternatively, smarten them up by pairing them with a tartan suit, picking out your checks and colours according to how daring or subdued you’re feeling.