Daniele was born in Milan and after finishing his classical studies, he pursued a career in music and cut a jazz record at the age of 18. He devoted energy to running and motorcycles, and even enjoyed a brief stint as an agent. But Daniele soon turned to his true professional and creative carrier: designing shoes. In more than 20 years in the trade, Daniele has worked as a designer for some of the most prestigious names in the footwear and accessory segment: Bally, Zegna, Arfango, Fratelli Rosseti, and Valextra.
Handmade in Italy, the label uses traditional methods to make a more laidback, modern shoe. Always built with high quality hides and natural dyes, Ruffa creates one of a kind oxfords, boots and loafers. Goodyear construction on some, moccasin stitching on others, these creations are always classics reinterpreted.