The dolce vita shopping in Montepulciano and Cortona
From 1848 Maledetti Toscani is the place where to shop the real leather fashion accessory (bags, shoes, jackets…)
Their great-great-grandfather, in 1848, after some years working in the mines, began the business enterprise of stationery and bookbinding. From then on a long series of historical events overlapped our own family’s history. Things like: the fall of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Garibaldi and the uniting of Italy, the First World War and Mussolini. Years pass, then we arrive in 1932, the year Livio Quadri (our grandfather) transferred his business to the location of the warehouses, cellars, and kitchens of the historic convent of the monks of Saint Stephen’s, our present location.
From 1950 to 1990 the two sons of Livio, Paolo and Tommaso, continued the work efforts through diligence, reliability and love for the livelihood started so many years before. In 1999 renovation work was completed on the historic store. By chance an Etruscan tomb was found, dating from the 3rd century A.D. intact with original paving, an underground granary, and a cistern for the collection of rainwater.
…ah, we have forgotten, if you come to their store don’t hope to meet those monks who for so many centuries lived in this locale; they had to flee Montepulciano driven out by Napoleon’s army.
Maledetti Toscani has been a focal point for many decades by Poliziani (citizens of Montepulciano); tourists and many illustrious visitors such as Pirandello, Curzio Malaparte, Federico Fellini, and Prince Charles of England; politicians; artists and intellectuals.
Actually, Maledetti Toscani brand are presently in more than 20 Italian cities as well as a few foreign countries such as France, Spain, England and the United States.
Manufacturing – VEGETABLE TANNING – The result of an ancient tradition.
From the long and patient working of the leather a unique, soft and durable product is created. The metamorphosis happens gradually, through a series of stages spanning about thirty days and ending with an innumerable variety of refining techniques, through which the tanners’ knowledge and experience of his craft are elevated to a level of authentic artistic expression. This to transform the raw hides into an inimitable material that, with time, becomes even more beautiful to see and to touch. The secret of the vegetable tanned leather lies in the use of tannins, which are vegetable extracts, from the wood and trunk of chestnut and quebracho and mimosa. The extraction of these tannins is done through completely natural processes that guarantee the total respect of the environment and assure the natural re-growth of the trees. This mixture of tannins penetrates into the raw hides during the tanning process which takes place inside large wooden drums. A process that is both prodigious and natural that is based on the slow passage of time and the expert work of the hands of the master tanners.
Here you are all shops address:
http://www.maledettitoscani.com/negozi_eng.php this is to shop online!!!!