The Founders

Long worked for nearly fifteen years in finance, first as a consultant, and then in the financial markets. He did part of his studies at Sciences Po Strasbourg, and holds an MBA from HEC business school. He also carried out a vocational training certificate course in shoemaking from the Lycée d’Alembert in Paris. In founding « Les Beaux Souliers », he is now moving into a completely new sphere.

Didier is one of the last masters of bespoke shoemaking. A member of the « Compagnons du Tour de France » guild, he has worked in shoemaking for more than thirty years. He led the bespoke workshop at Berluti’s for fifteen years, then set up the bespoke activity at Aubercy. Several years ago, he took part in the « Les 2 Lutins » project: one of the finest top-end shoe repair shops in Paris. He is now part of the « Les Beaux Souliers » venture.

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