This winter, Fabbri’s Italian elegance made its way from the show ring to the world of mainstream fashion, as actress Catherine Zeta-Jones chose the handcrafted Fabbri Pro Boots to serve as her footwear during a lifestyle feature in Gio’s Journal. A publication touted as a visual guide to finer things, the Zeta-Jones spread showcases the star of the stage and silver screen in everything from evening gowns and summer dresses to equestrian show attire, and is part of her January 2018 exclusive for the magazine. The photo, which features Zeta-Jones as the epitome of equestrian elegance, will also run as the cover of the January 2018 issue.
Jones joined legions of equestrians who chose to step into Fabbri boots for the perfect fit and classic style, and was outfitted in her Fabbri Pro Boots by RIDE equestrian outfitters out of Bedford, New York. In addition to the Fratelli Fabbri brand meeting the publication’s standards for equestrian elegance and fashion, the same wide selection of Pro Boot options that make Fabbri a popular choice among equestrians allowed RIDE Bedford’s staff to easily find a perfect fit. The photo was originally posted on Instagram by Catherine Zeta-Jones’ official account, @catherinezetajones, as a sneak preview of the upcoming Gio release.
From their inception in the rolling hills of Tredozio, Italy in 1924, Fratelli Fabbri’s vision of producing handcrafted, exceptionally fitting riding boots has changed very little. Their legacy, however, has grown exponentially, with some of the world’s top Olympic and World Champion riders stepping into Fabbri before they step into the irons. From reigning 2016 Olympic Individual Gold Medalist Nick Skelton to young stars Lillie Keenan, Daisy Farrish, and Ansgar Holtgers, Jr., Fabbri’s commitment to performance, luxury, and style is reflected in the achievements of its riders and a dedication to modern excellence.
With each boot crafted in Italy through a traditional, handworked system, Fabbri’s principal technical characteristic is adaptability. Each sole is cut either to custom specifications or with the intent of molding to the rider’s foot, so that each boot settles perfectly and immediately to the shape and movement of the leg, heel, and foot of the rider. Even on non-custom orders, Fabbri’s sole stands apart: cut thinner than a standard, off the rack riding boot, the Fabbri soles reflect the comfort and cushioning of an athletic shoe combined with hand-stitching and strong, supple Italian leather to create the ultimate riding boot. All Fabbri boots are made to ride, constructed from very traditional and natural materials to ensure not only quality and performance but longevity.
With an estimated 20-25 days of manufacturing time, Fabbri riders typically receive their boots within three weeks, including custom orders. With fitters and retailers on four continents and shipping worldwide, Fabbri’s most recent headquarters is at the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. Visit their booth for the finest, ready to ride tall boots and custom options featuring a wealth of styles, colors, textures, and materials.
For more information on Fratelli Fabbri, their line of handcrafted Italian boots, or their sponsored riders, visit the Fabbri website at http://www.stivalifabbri.it/ or follow them on Facebook (@fabbriboots) and Instagram (@fabbriboots).