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Deco

Fine grain "box calf" leather that takes a high polish. This is the primary leather employed by Di Bianco as its smooth finish can be used for solid, marbled, and burnished effects. Deco is a sturdy leather that ages gracefully and when properly maintained can keep an attractive luster for many years.

Scotch Grain

Often referred to as Pebble Grain, this textured leather is more casual than smooth leather but it is a desirable addition to spice up a wardrobe full of classic colors and leathers.

Anilkiss Grain

Often referred to as Pebble Grain, this textured leather is more casual than smooth leather but it is a desirable addition to spice up a wardrobe full of classic colors and leathers.

Bahia Grain

This is a stamped box calf that has a subtle grain which is just enough to add some surface interest and can be worn all year round, unlike some coarser grains.

Raggio di Sole

A stamped box calf that is a sportier grain that lends itself well to more casual models. The grain is also ideal for minimizing the appearance of scuffs and abrasions and also reduces the need for shining your shoes.

Velour

Also called "Reverse Calf," suede was first made famous in the USA in 1924 by the Prince of Wales who wore a pair of suede shoes at the International Polo Matches. Suede does not include the tougher outer epidermal layer like full grain leather, making it much softer. Many men are daunted by the prospect of damaging a fine pair of suede shoes but they are an excellent addition to a man´s wardrobe. They are suitable for all seasons but must be guarded against moisture.

Patent Leather

This glossy leather, generally used for formal shoes, is a high grade fine grain leather coated with multiple layer of linseed oil.

Exotic

Di Bianco uses only the finest quality American alligator skins and South American crocodile hides free of scars and blemishes. A six foot alligator will yield a hide of approximately 36 cms wide and 1 hide is needed to make each pair of shoes. Only the prime parts of the belly and throat, which have a more symmetrical scale pattern, are used. Scales from the belly of the alligator are larger and squarer than those found on the neck or tail, and Crocodile scales are smaller and more oval shaped than those of the alligator.