Peter Nappi was born in Italy in 1887, where he learned the craft of boot making. He resettled in the United States at the turn of the century, bringing with him a culture of long established traditions, a passion for life, and a love of beautiful crafts. Although he didn’t think of himself as particularly special or different, he held himself to an exceptionally high standard. He worked hard, putting his family first and pouring his full integrity and love into every task before him. It is our greatest wish to honor him and his legacy with each product we make.