As the United States began to recover from the tumultuous Civil War years, people were eager to return to normalcy - and luxury. They craved the quality craftsmanship that had been sacrificed during the war years.
French was joined in 1881 by Charles J. Shriner, who was himself accomplished in the shoe manufacturing business. Together they developed the quality that has become synonymous with the French Shriner name.
As we enter the 21st century, French Shriner continue to integrate new technology and reinstate our founders' commitment to quality and excellence. Only the finest leathers, meticulously tooled and honed, comprise each French Shriner dress and casual shoe.