SANT'ELPIDIO A MARE, ITALY - MAY 20: Toni Ripani, the leather quality responsable at Tod's, tests a half-calf black leather at the Tod's headquarters in Sant'Elpidio a Mare (FM, Marche), Italy, on May 20, 2011. Toni Ripani has been working for Tod's for the past 35 years. The Tod's headquarters was designed by Della Valle's wife Barbara Pistilli and was inaugurated in 1998. Tod's Group is an Italian company which produces shoes and other leather goods, and is presided over by businessman Diego Della Valle. It is most famous for its driving shoes.
Gianni Cipriano for Le Monde