Horween Shell Cordovan
About horween shell cordovan
Shell Cordovan is the jewel in the Horween Company's Crown and is seen by many as the very best leather in the world. Each shell is oval in shape and made from a specific part of a horsehide. It is then expertly tanned, stuffed, shaved and polished by hand to reveal the distinctive glossy signature finish that Shell Cordovan displays. These highly skilled processes take at least six months to complete, are unique to Horween Company practices, and what makes Shell Cordovan so well regarded amongst fine leather craftsmen. When wearing premium leather from the world-famous Horween leather company in Chicago, USA, you go on a journey. Founded in 1905, Horween's secret blend of natural oils and family processes have been passed down through the generations. All Horween leathers are known for their extreme longevity, that wears in over time, creating beautifully unique patinas. Crown Northampton are honoured to work with leathers from the world class Horween Company tannery, especially their prized Shell Cordovan.
Horween Leather Co.
Horween Leather Company was founded in 1905. For more than 100 years and five generations our goal has been to make the world's best leather. Making the best means doing lots of little things right. It means never mistaking fastest or cheapest with the best. It means always using formulas that do not cut corners, and choosing components strictly for their quality. Horween Leather offers an unparalleled blend of quality, consistency, responsiveness, and innovation. Through the years, we have cultivated our experience to offer dynamic lines of leathers. Our products include traditional, old world tannages and techniques, carefully updated with modern applications. Today, our leathers are still made by hand, the same way as generations ago.
Limited edition Horween Shell Cordovan Specials
If you’ve landed on this page then you’re probably aware of how special Shell Cordovan is as a material. Horween materials are exclusive and heavily in demand, especially their top tier Shell Cordovan range. Through our commitment to only work with the very best, we’ve built strong relationships with tanneries and local leather merchants which has allowed us access to some of their most sought after, premium materials, and a few rare exclusives in short supply. Throughout the seasons we will be launching short run batches of ‘Shell Cordovan Specials’, focusing on unique colours and finishes not readily available in the marketplace. Please be aware that these special drops will only be available in short runs of 20-30 pairs, all individually hand numbered. Once the stock is gone, it will likely be gone for good, unless we can source another batch. Available quantities will be listed on each Shell Special product page and they will be released throughout the year.