Founded in 2001 by English designer Deborah Baker in collaboration with Gianpaolo Fiorentini, F+B is one of the few that draw on the skills of Italy's artisan shoemakers. Every shoe is handcrafted in their small factory, giving each piece a charm and style that cannot be found in other commercial brands. With only the finest leather, suede, and vintage fabrics used in the creation of each product, F+B's shoes have a unique quality like no other.
With a unisex style that prizes comfort and design over whatever's in vogue on the runway, F+B's boots are wonderful additions to any shoe collection, no matter what your personal style is. The soft, slouchy look some boots have allows you to wear them folded down or worn up. A subtle stacked heel and leather sole also provide comfort for long hours of walking, and they can be worn in any season, from spring through winter.
F+B's signature distressed leather also instantly adds a bold touch to any outfit. Even the simplest combination of jeans and a shirt becomes a trendy ensemble with the addition of boots from F+B. For an easy way to add these designer boots into your look, tuck your leggings or skinny jeans into them. This look is also a stylish way to keep warm through the colder months. Alternatively, during warmer months, you can simply pair them with any shorts or skirt for a rugged take on a classic summer ensemble.
You can also play up the contrast with softer textures and fabrics for a boho-chic style, pairing flowing dresses and skirts with high boots. If you're interested in this kind of look, consider pairing F+B's boots with selections from CP Shades or Free People. While CP Shades features a large collection of comfortable but stylish wear in fabrics like linen, silk, and cotton, Free People produces dresses that follow the carefree spirit of the 70's. Top off your ensemble with accessories by Chan Luu or Liv-N-Grace for a get up that's both down to earth and fashion-forward.
To see how versatile Fiorentini and Baker boots can be, browse our lookbook here, or look at the top picks made by our style-setting pros here to see what we believe are must-have items for your wardrobe.