vrijdag 18 december 2009

Alden plain toe blucher Cigar Shell Barrie last; Now in stock

This shoe is a classic plain toe blucher, but it is the leather that gives it character. Cordovan leather is unique, and comes from the posterior part of a horse. Horses are not raised for their leather, so the yield is extremely low compared to cowhide (only Horween Leather Company, Chicago, makes cordovan leather in all of USA). A horse provides just two shells, just enough to make a pair of shoes. Cigar shell cordovan is rare because of the complexity involved in the vegetable tanning process compared to black and color #8 cordovan. 

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