Argentina, Buenos Aires
Carlos Lascano has been a shoemaker since the age of 13. He started in the trade in a shoe factory called Chiaramonte. Urged on by the polo player Guillermo Fernández Llanos, Carlos Lascano started making polo boots in a workshop he set up in his home. He decided to make polo boots that would withstand the roughness of the game and were also esthetically noteworthy. Every pair of boots requires approximately 20 days work and his workshop produces some 120 pairs a month. In 2003 the famous polo player Gonzalo Pieres asked him to make an exclusive model he personalized with the initials on the leg. As of that moment, the world’s best polo players, Adolfo Cambiaso, David Stirling, Sapo Caset , Juan Martín Nero, Hilario Ulloa and Cristian and Ignacio Laprida, among others, wear his models. Today Lascano Works with his sons whom he trained in the trade.