The love for crafting leather and making shoes came to William Carlington as a boy, watching the work of his grandfather, a passionate English cobbler living in France. Throughout his youth, the brand's creator acquired knowledge of quality leathers and men's shoes, synonymous with elegance and distinction.
After graduating from school, and with some prodding from some well-placed partners in Italy and Portugal, he was able to make his childhood dream a reality: launching a brand of men's shoes using his expertise in quality and taste for British elegance. Since 2008, Carlington has been making high end men's shoes made by hand from carefully selected materials. Today, the brand has two lines of shoes: one with a traditional construction that is affordable for everyone, and the other is made with Goodyear stitching for a premium level of quality.