THE ART OF SHOE CUSTOMIZATION

Zapalmansa is a Spanish company specializing in luxury footwear. Exclusive shoes manufactured by the artisans from the small town of Almansa, one of the hotbeds of the Spanish shoe industry.

Born in 2002, they design their premium products for the European market. The manufacturing process is based on a double stitching aimed at isolating the shoe, while also preserving any piece of it from detaching. While manufactured by artisans, a team of designers ensure that the shoes have a traditional, elegant but modern look.

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Zapalmansa makes every shoe from a selective set of leathers and materials for every piece of the shoes, including the soles. As if this was not enough, each shoe has the name of the client embossed in its inside. Personalized exclusivity, 100%.

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These aspects, with a deep knowledge on satisfying client wishes, result in some of the most exclusive and perfect shoewear in the world. The manufacturing process takes about 3 weeks and if the client requires any changes, the company will carry them without charge. From TARIFA and COMPANY we watch gladly how more and more companies invest in personalized exclusivity.

SHAPING, THE ART OF HAND MADE

A lover of any variation of surf understands full well the difference between riding the waves on a standard board, or riding with a customized one.

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The artisans always tries to make their next board be the perfect board. A unique model, custom made; like a carpenter or a tailor, but with a much more technical product. This is why the first decision before buying a board should always be choosing between standard or made-to-order.

Tarifa, the small town in southern Spain, has some of the most renowned board shapers in the world. Let’s meet some of them:

Rick Shapes is an Uruguayan who settled in Spain in 1983. He is the man behind Gisela Pulido’s boards, the tarife├▒a 10 times world kitesurf champion.

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Heading Tarifa Fin Company is Bob the English, the only artisan in the world who still make the fins of its board by hand.

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Finally, we have Dani Vallejo, the person responsible of having Fly Cat make the most spectacular boards on the planet. The attention, details and finish of all of his boards have made professional riders such as Jaime Herraiz their board of choice for all of their competitions.

Standard or made-to-order? You choose.

TAILORED SHIRTS. CUSTOM IS NOW!

Details make the difference and manage to create a special link with your garments. This statement, by shirt maker Blackpier, wishes to crystalize the opportunity to break the traditional tailoring molds to do something completely different. In a world of constant evolution, these changes will allow us to create brand new personalized products.

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From their website, which you can visit, you can customize your men’s shirts. But this function is not limited to the elements of the shirt such as necks or wrists, but also small details such as patterns, monograms, or stitching colors.

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The first step is the fabric: linen, cotton or easy ironing fabrics; and a color, a texture or a pattern among the many options offered.

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The next step is to define the shirt’s style. In the next section you will define collars, pockets, wrists, fit, buttons or finishes. Through this process, the customizing engine guides you in every step to choose the options that best adjust to your wishes, while also offering suggestions on ties and knots.

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The following steps help you define your style to a greater degree of detail. Collars and wrists will be offer new fabrics, both for internal or external finishes. And don’t forget to choose the color of your buttons and buttonholes.

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As always, the final touch to culminate your creation will be the monogramed initials. Choose a color that contrasts over the main fabric of the shirts or a similar tone to allow your initials to blend in. Define it to your liking! Also, you can place it on the chest or on the collar.

Make it. Wear it.