The Pistoia men’s oxford has all the elements and details of a handmade and hand-burnished artisanal craftsmanship. The upper is made with whole-cut calfskin. The three eyelet-cut with our chiseled toe and made up on a warm tobacco color. An elegant men’s Italian shoe, it is best worn with grey and navy suits but could be combined with a sport coat and jeans or cotton pants.
The Pistoia is part of our Premium Collection. This collection was made for shoe connoisseurs looking for the best dress shoes for men that have additional touches, design details, finishing or coloration. As a part of this collection, this men’s oxford is given the attention to detail that are inherent in handmade Italian men’s shoes. Our leathers come from France and are of the finest True Grain leather, the highest grade of leather that requires no alterations. On Blake Rapid construction, this men’s oxford has two soles which render the shoes very solid, yet they are still very elegant and light in weight. We use the finest polishes and colorants available in our hand-burnishing process. The burnishing of Di Bianco™ men’s Italian shoes is a very long and intensive process that often requires the use of numerous colors in combination to attain the final color. The toes of the soles are tapped with nails, which help reduce the wear of the toe area. The inside corners of the heel are clipped to avoid catching on the cuffs of your pants.