Anderson’s Belts was founded by Carlo Valenti, one of a long line of Parma leather workers. His factory (and the people who worked in it) quickly established a reputation for quality and craftsmanship. They developed new techniques and finishes, matched handcrafting with expert tooling, and new technologies with an experienced eye.
A dedicated Anglophile, Valenti named the company after Anderson and Sheppard, his favoured Savile Row maker. By the late 1980s, Anderson’s was ready to develop from a factory to its own brand and to build it around what would become an iconic design. Read the story