Perry Ercolino is one of only two world class bespoke shoemakers that I'm aware of in America. He's located rather unexpectedly in Bucks County, outside of Philadelphia, but Ercolino's work could as easily originate in London. His monkstrap shoes in particular are special.
Like the London makers, Ercolino uses soles from Germany's Joh. Rendenbach Jr. tannery and his uppers come from Europe's best sources. The raw materials and sixty hours of hand crafting combine to make a finished product priced at $3,600 a pair.
Interestingly, Ercolino also offers handmade shoes on a standard last, a service he calls "Custom Measure." At $2,600 for a pair, it's more expensive than the demi-measure service by Paris' Dmitri Gomez but still good value for men who can get a proper fit that way.
Ercolino's location need not be a barrier as he takes appointments each Wednesday at tailor Leonard Logsdail's Manhattan rooms on East 53rd Street.