Then, on to material and color selection. You have your pick of five leathers: calf plain, calf grain, calf suede, alligator, and ostrich. For each, there's a choice of at least four different colors. If you've opted for special stitching, you'll have the chance to select those colors here, too. Again, there's a real-time preview of your choices to help you eliminate the plausibility of being able to pull off anything in purple croc. We repeat: you cannot pull off anything in purple croc.
In the above photo, one of their craftsmen heats the toe for a single shoe on one of the stays. This is no assembly line style of manufacturing; everything gets the full attention of a skilled pair of hands.