Carlos Santos has gained respect all over the world for its quality and patina of which the latter is highly praised. Actually, its lasts are also well developed but not so iconic till now. Carlos Santos went up the ladder by introducing two collections, Handgrade and Handcrafted.
Below is a pair of Oxford from Handcrafted collection.
Compared to Handgrade, the biggest difference is the sole. It is the most standard fiddleback waist that is hand-finished, and the waist is very narrow.
In terms of quality and craftsmanship, Handcrafted collection can be compared to Crockett & Jones’ Handgrade, but since it is Carlos Santos, patina can never be left out.
Another pair from Handcrafted collection.
The waist is really beautiful.