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, this is not to be mistaken with Doucal. Amazingly, they do just about everything under the sun too, from Blake Rapid, to Handwelted, to Bespoke. The only downfall is that they are relatively in-existent (sales-wise) outside of Italy and Asia. Hopefully that will change. But I did ask the lady that if people contacted them directly, that they could help out with a direct sale. So therefore, quote me on that if you contact them by showing them this post and reminding them of the young chap that they met while at Pitti!