The Leather List: Prada Terminology Decoded

There’s leather. And then there’s Prada leather. From shiny patent to super-soft deerskin, each material has an Italian moniker. Learn them below (and try to use your best Italian accent).

Prada Leather Translated

Saffiano
|ˈsafˌēˈanō |
Calfskin that has been heat-stamped with a crosshatch pattern for added durability and scratch-resistance.

Spazzolato
|spaz ōlˈlätō|
Polished, patent calfskin. Translates to “brushed” in Italian.

Vitello Daino
|ˈvīt elō da ēnō |
A calfskin that has been treated to imitate the softness of deerskin while maintaining its strength and durability.

Cervo
|sərˈvō|
An extremely buttery leather made of wild deerskin. Each piece comes unmodified, natural markings and all.

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November 1, 2013