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Ducal Archive

February 1, 2019

Ducal Firenze – Exciting Italian Creativity

While I am on the subject of impressive makers, one of my favorite Italian shoemakers that has gone under the radar for far too long, is Ducal Firenze.  I remember discovering them at Pitti Uomo Summer of 2014 (crazy how time flies as that feels like yesterday that I was there!) and being blown away by this shoemaker in an unassuming stall amongst the masses found at this trade show. I wrote a post about […]

February 11, 2016

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Ducal – The Florentine Secret

I first discovered Ducal at the first Pitti that I ever went to and was incredibly impressed by what I saw and was surprised that I had never heard of them before. And while I still don’t know a ton about them I do know that they make incredible shoes with incredible design (my pictures really don’t do them any justice). They are based out of Tuscany and make shoes to every kind of standard […]

August 14, 2014

Ducal – A Florentine Delight!

It’s amazing what brands are in Italy that are still quite small and unknown. One of those brands is a Florentine one called Ducal, which I happened to stumble upon while at Pitti Uomo. I am quite glad that I did too, because I was so immensely impressed by not only the quality but also the design. Things that I saw there were simply amazing, particularly this braided double monk above. And for the record, […]