Tuscany, Italy -MB Pellami
Walking the streets of London and thinking about the collection, I had this visual tone of Cobblestone color I wanted and have been searching for the leather that can enable me to express it. I thought I got lucky and found it. When I finally received the sample, the color and the tone were perfect, but it was made using the belly and the yield was very poor.. so with much regret,I had dropped this leather and decided to go with the traditional brown tone. However, the thought and want of cobblestone tone kept coming back to me.
Fabio (partner of the tannery) and I had kept in touch and when he found out I was going to visit Italy, he strongly asked me to visit and also promised to have the same article in shoulder ready for me. Upon arriving and seeing the sample, I felt perhaps this trip to Italy was the God's design. This leather, "Montenai" made out of shoulder was obviously better than the previous sample made out of belly, but its smooth & rich color was extraordinarily better. "Montenai" is a classic vegetable tanned leather, but it has a very cool modern feel to it. It exactly matched the tone of London and captured my heart instantly.