About Us - Philosophy
Ermis opened shop in Modena, the founder’s hometown in 1951. He was a purveyor of shoe uppers, belts, and other leather accessories to some of Italy’s finest brands, until his death.
After spending his initial career in Fashion and Luxury consulting, Patrick decided to revive his grandfather’s legacy to build something lasting – founded on tradition, on craftsmanship, on the love of creating beautiful and unique things, and widen the access beyond to a selected few.
To do this we handpicked a few producers who have been making shoes by hand for generations, we sourced the best leather from the best tanneries in France and Italy, and chose just a few styles – so that our customers wouldn’t have to look any further.
We believe that beauty is simple, that our customers don’t need a million different things – they just need the right ones, and those, to be the best.