Mariano Palencia Crespo

fashion and accessories


Mariano first began learning the art of shoemaking as a teenager in Spain with his father, who worked as a cobbler. As a young adult, Mariano spent many years travelling and exploring the world, until deciding to return to his roots and focus on developing his skills as a bespoke shoemaker.

After training with a Spanish master in the art of making traditional Spanish hunting boots, Mariano went on to secure an apprenticeship with the world renowned bootmaker, John Lobb in London's West End. During his time there, Mariano provided his services to a wide range of clients, including members of the royal family, famous actors, artists and celebrities.

Having completed his training, Mariano now continues the centuries-old tradition of creating exquisitely handcrafted bespoke shoes and boots from his own London based workshop.

Mariano caters for both men and women and makes shoes and boots to order based on individual preferences and requirements.

“"All of my work is meticulously handcrafted using traditional methods and the finest of materials. The end result is a beautiful, stylish product that is designed for comfort and built to last."”

Mariano Palencia Crespo


  • commissions
  • workshops
  • restoration


  • Winner of Leathersellers’ Award 2018

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