Milanese shop selling made-to-measure shoes from the finest leathers. Adolfo Quintè, the founder of the brand, was born in Lodi (Italy) in 1883 and opened his first shop in Milan in 1929. In 1930 came a second shop in Via della Spiga which at that time did not yet feature on the fashion scene. Gabriele D’Annunzio was an admirer, and made this dedication: “To the great Quintè who with his immortal shoes allowed me to adopt Severo Severi’s motto insuetum iter.” Shortly before the war he opened a shop in Via Dante and an atelier on the second floor of 2 Galleria del Corso. In the 1950s Adolfo’s son Bassano joined the business, and his sense for the importance of the world of theater, opera, and cabaret brought collaborations with various companies. Quintè’s clients included Frank Sinatra, Maria Callas, Josephine Baker, Wally Toscanini, Gino Cervi, Wanda Osiris, Gino Bramieri, Walter Chiari, and the poet Giuseppe Ungaretti. Quintè can still be found in Milan today, in Corso Venezia.