TLB Mallorca is a new firm founded by Toni Llobera Barceló, a young artisan skilled in the art of creating handcrafted men’s footwear and accessories, whose highly successful career is rooted in a tradition stretching back two generations. His father and grandfather taught him to settle for nothing but the highest standards of excellence: the philosophy on which TLB Mallorca has been forged. Handcrafted men's footwear and accessories that guarantee products characterised by their outstanding quality and exclusivity. Models that give classic elegance a contemporary twist or transform timeless classics into subtly restrained but far from conventional styles. Tradition and excellence come together in products that are always made entirely on the island of Majorca. Such are the foundations on which TLB Mallorca has been created, the essence of a new company characterised by the hallmarks of character and tradition.
Toni Llobera and his highly experienced team share a work philosophy that is an energy-driven mix of inspiring verve and traditional practice. The foundations of the entire process are to be found in the indisputable nobility of the materials themselves. Toni travels tirelessly to their points of origin, painstakingly selecting the calfskins used to create TLB Mallorca’s product range. Skilful management of the design process and the long-standing experience and know-how of our master shoemakers in applying the most refined craftsmanship would be of no use at all if the materials used were anything but of the finest quality.
Toni Llobera’s prior experience in footwear and accessory production both for international high end brands and relaunching Spanish names taught him that the only way of consistently delivering the quality TLB demanded was to open his own workshop. Indeed, closely overseeing each phase of the production process is the only way to secure the total satisfaction of TLB’s customers. He therefore embarked on a venture with entrepreneur Esteban Alcina, owner of a factory in Inca (Majorca) boasting a trajectory of more than 45 years in the production of footwear for top name brands. TLB joined forces with this factory for the production of Goodyear footwear, hiring experienced professionals in order to implement the strategy.
How TLB is being produced
TLB Mallorca works exclusively with leather tanned using traditional methods, mainly calfskin obtained from the finest French and Italian tanneries.
All our shoes are crafted using the traditional Goodyear system, which for over a century has been the preferred method for producing quality shoes, guaranteeing exclusive items of proven quality.
Production is carried out by a team of skilled artisans who pay loving care and attention to each of the more than 150 processes.
Goodyear welting involves double stitching that joins the leather, insole and outer sole, ensuring far greater durability than conventional shoemaking methods.
This construction method also provides outstanding comfort and insulation thanks to the layer of natural cork positioned underneath the insole, which gradually moulds itself to adapt to the shape of each foot.
To match our shoes we produce belts in the same high quality leathers that we produce our shoes in.
All our belts are made at our workshop on Majorca using a traditional and highly unique system that has been passed down through the Llobera family, who have been making leather belts and accessories for leading name firms for more than 40 years.
In a world where industry has become highly mechanised, TLB is living proof that handcrafted products offer a beauty and charm that is impossible to recreate in products made using mechanical methods.
Being able to oversee production in our own workshop allows us to offer a product range made using the same leather and finishes, as each TLB item receives the meticulous care and attention of specialised artisans.
Quality, a passion for detail and first class handcrafted production methods are the key elements that guarantee the superb standard of our products.
Each TLB belt is the result of a long and meticulous production process that is vital in order to guarantee perfection, right down to the smallest detail.
TLB offers a wide range of belts, each handcrafted from carefully selected leather in order to ensure the required quality.