The Horween leather company was founded in 1905 in Chicago, USA. This family run business is now in it's fifth generation and currently under the guidance of Nick Horween. The company are one of the top leather producers in the world and have been for over a century. This status has been achieved by sourcing only the best hides, whilst using tried and tested Horween family practices to treat them. Known for its premium finish, unique feel and characterful wearing in process, the Horween factory produces trademark Chromexcel, Cavalier and Shell Cordovan ranges. As a fellow fifth generation owned family business, Crown Northampton are proud to work with world class Horween materials across the Stitchdown Collection.