You may have noticed that we recently added a line of items in shell cordovan to our website. This luxury leather elevates some of our most popular products, ensuring you get a hand-crafted one-of-a-kind item that will blow your mind. If you’ve never heard of shell cordovan, this brief snapshot will explain what makes it a cut above other types of leather and why it’s worth its price point.
What is Shell Cordovan
Shell cordovan is some of the finest leather in the world. It’s created from the flat muscle on the rump of a horse. This flat muscle is also called shell, giving the leather its name. Because the leather comes from one very specific part of one very specific animal, it can be hard to come by.
It takes a minimum of six months to produce shell cordovan. First, each shell is steeped in vegetable liquors. Next, they are hot stuffed and then put on glass frames to drive. Finally, leather artisans shave and curry these shells before hand-rubbing dyes on.
All of this work lands you with a leather like none you’ve ever seen before. Beautiful and luxurious, heart and sweat have been put into every step of crafting shell cordovan, earning it the reputation of king of all leathers. It’s produced by very few companies worldwide, and only true artists have mastered the art of tanning shell cordovan. Historically, shell cordovan has been used to create high-end shoes due to its polished appearance and its durability, but it can also be used for any number of high-end, luxury products.
Why We Use Shell Cordovan
Our mission has always been to provide high-quality leather goods at an affordable price. At the end of the day, however, you’re going to pay a little more if you want a product on the higher end of things. Shell cordovan is the highest end you’re going to get with leather, and there’s a reason we’ve decided to implement it in some of our products.
The strength and durability of shell cordovan is unparalleled. Our hand-sewn leather goods were nigh unbreakable to begin with, so you can only imagine how strong these new products are. Even better, shell cordovan doesn’t wrinkle over time, so your wallets will continue looking as pristine as the day they arrived on your doorstep.
As always, our high-end leather goods are hand sewn using tiger thread and satisfaction guaranteed. Truly, with this luxurious leather, it won’t be a problem. Once you’ve set your hands on genuine shell cordovan, there’s no going back.