Designer Spotlight: Di Bianco

March 14, 2017
03/14/17

EVENT DETAILS: The Scarpe di Bianco footwear collection offers classic shoes with modern twists. The combination of timeless models with contemporary colors, and updated styling with traditional details, leads to decidedly current yet elegant models. The production is acutely artisanal in nature witnessed by the fact that no more than 25 pairs are produced per day. Meet Scarpe di Bianco representative John Lee.

  • Scarpe di Bianco Trunk Show
  • Dates: March 23-25
  • Time: 23 (Thursday) 9:00AM – 25 (Saturday) 5:00PM
  • Location: Larrimor’s – 249 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Scarpe di Bianco uses the finest materials and handmade workmanship to produce Norwegian and Goodyear welted Benchmade shoes, as well as shoes in Black Rapid construction. The extreme emphasis to detail is notable in the rich colors and burnishes applied to the finished calf skins. The production is acutely artisanal in nature witnessed by the fact that no more than 25 pairs are produced per day.

Di Bianco only uses True Grain leather which is the highest grade of leather that requires no alterations. Our skins come from France and are chosen from the highest quality lots. The skins are tanned using the chrome tanning technique which results in softer and suppler leather that is very stable and more durable than vegetable tanned leather.

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Di Bianco tricks all the leathers and linings by hand whereby we select the best place on the skins for cutting the leather pieces that will eventually form the upper. This results in a higher amount of consumption of leather per pair but ensures that the upper is of the absolute best quality and appearance.

Scarpe di Bianco grew out of the passion for beautiful footwear and the aim to offer a modern update to the plethora of classic shoes being made. They hope you enjoy them as much as they enjoy designing and crafting them.