Skip to main content

Salvatore Ferragamo presents the MTO (Made To Order) Driver

As you know, we are fans of quality over quantity. You simply can’t get much more quality (and classic) than Salvatore Ferragamo.

Since 1927 Ferragamo has been creating iconic footwear and in the mid-seventies they started rolling out their men’s collections. To take it to another level, the brand is launching the MTO (Made To Order) Driver today.  MTO is an exclusive customization program offering, for the first time, the personalization of the House’s iconic men’s shoe. A symbol of Ferragamo’s legacy and dedication to craftsmanship and innovation. On their site, guys can choose from over 100 permutations of upper body, unique sole construct, and hallmark Gancio metal hardware.

Salvatore car
Image used with permission by copyright holder

There will be a plethora of leather options and an array of colors ranging from Ultramarine and Antique Saddle to Sapphire, Grey, and Flame Red, to Optical White and Classic Black. They even let you choose the colors of your sole with colors like Cherry, Dark Brown and nuances of Fog and Navy. Finally, you can choose the color of the iconic Gancio bit (wtf is Gancio? Read on) in finishes including Polished Gold, Brushed Palladio, Metallic Blue and Graphite. Personalized lettering options complete the process, creating truly one-of-a-kind creations.

The Driver’s construct is unique to Ferragamo, a true tribute to innovation developed from the original Ferragamo moccasin combined with the makings of a modern driving shoe. With minimalist design inspired by driving sports cars, the classic sole is technologically upgraded and substituted by rubber inserts that ensure the endurance of Ferragamo’s promise to quality and craftsmanship.

Image used with permission by copyright holder

The “invisible” sole is crafted to lend both clean lines to the silhouette while protecting the foot in an ergonomic fit, lending the integrity of Salvatore Ferragamo’s heritage (they have always been known to make quality yet comfortable footwear), its peerless style and expertise in footwear to this iconic design. The special tubular construction technique guarantees extraordinary flexibility and sets it apart from the world of driving shoes.

The iconic Gancio adorns the Driver as a symbol of the atelier’s dedication to design and Made In Italy workmanship. Inspired by the wrought iron gate of Salvatore Ferragamo’s majestic Florentine Palazzo Spini Feroni, the icon has become a hallmark for the brand.

Engaging the next chapter of Ferragamo’s #ManStory and commemorating the essence of the MTO Driver, Ferragamo Escape celebrates the season of travel with iconic men renowned globally for their professional success and personal stylish lifestyles. #FerragamoEscape kicks off with race car driver Mathias Lauda, SoundCloud co-founder Alexander Ljung, and photographer Johannes Huebl. Embodying the European luxury and jet-set lifestyle for which Ferragamo has become synonymous, these international tastemakers will lead us on their Italian holidays, kicking off a series of yearlong events that will celebrate personal journeys and the modern Ferragamo man.

Prices range from $650-2,400 (yes, we know, baller prices! Come on, you deserve it.)

Editors' Recommendations

Cator Sparks
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Cator Sparks was the Editor-in-Chief of The Manual from its launch in 2012 until 2018. Previously, Cator was covering…
The best men’s swim trunks to wear (for both style and comfort)
This is what to wear in the water this summer
Man wearing swim trunks in the water

Imagine yourself kicking back with a margarita as you chill out by the pool, blue sky up above, Ray Ban's perched on your nose and the best men's swim trunks money can buy sitting on your hips; literal paradise. Of course, the winter months can take a toll on us all, so you'll need to find a pair that fits your current physique, and if you like water sports or swimming, you'll want some swim shorts that dry quickly. Well, we're bringing you the best of the best to help you make one of the most crucial decisions of the season: Which men's swim trunks should you purchase?

From the beach to the dive bar up the road, these shorts have design, function, fit, price point, and style in mind. Quality shorts come in all shapes and sizes, but they share a few core characteristics: maximum life span, moisture-wicking tech, and performance functionality for water sports — because getting active in the water is one of life's greatest enjoyments. Get ready for the hottest season of the year with these best men's swim trunks to wear on your next trip to the beach or as you lounge around poolside.

Read more
These two-tone Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches go full on ’80s (and we love it)
Omega launches a two-tone gold Speedmaster Moonwatch
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch bi-color

Omega watches have launched a bi-color Speedmaster Moonwatch in 18-karat Moonshine Gold or Sedna Gold combined with stainless steel. Anybody who browses the secondhand watch market will know two-tone Speedmasters are nothing new, however, this is the first time that a modern version of the Speedmaster Moonwatch will be available in bi-color metals. The two-tone design certainly takes us back to the 80s and 90s when experimenting with precious metals and steel was bold but common.
Omega Bi-Color Speedmaster Moonwatch: A history

The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch chronograph became a part of American history in the 60s when a modern version was provided to NASA astronauts. And, if we're really talking American history, Sonny Crockett certainly popularized two-tone watches during the days of "Miami Vice," as did Christian Bale in "American Psycho," though those were Rolex.

Read more
G-Shock’s limited edition Diffuse Nebula watch will have you seeing stars
G-Shock releases limited edition watch that will have you feeling like an astronaut
g shock diffuse nebula mtgb3000dn1a watch

There are very few watches that make us feel like we're traversing the Milky Way on our own little rocketship, eyes mesmerized at all the colors and galaxies, minus the Omega x Swatch Bioceramic MoonSwatch Collection that was quite obviously inspired by several planets. G-Shock is one brand that doesn't shy away from gradient colors or space themes, as the newest watch follows earlier models like the MTG-B3000PRB-1A Northern Light and the MTG-B3000FR Solar Flares. The new G-Shock Diffuse Nebula MTGB3000DN1A will quite literally have you feeling like you're millions of miles away, floating through space, or at least taking in the Northern Lights from a cold mountain somewhere in Norway.
G-Shock Diffuse Nebula MTGB3000DN1A

The new, limited edition G-Shock Diffuse Nebula MTGB3000DN1A is not only made for those who appreciate astronomy and the universe at large but even the occasional stargazer who is mesmerized by the beauty of outer space. This G-Shock watch captures celestial beauty with its wide spectrum of color, from shimmering royal purple to deep blue, reminiscent of interstellar gas clouds.
G-Shock Diffuse Nebula MTGB3000DN1A: Nebula aesthetics
Continuing on with the aesthetics of this new G-Shock, the stainless-steel bezel is finished with a gradation ion plating (IP) process which is what creates the gradient colors you see. The IP crown and screws are rose gold which looks slightly out of place but does add a certain warmth to the watch that some might feel is missing.

Read more