Here is our popular longwing this time made in our new Italian Shell Cordovan in this beautiful brandy shade.
This style is a super classic when it comes to Cordovan shoes, the all time American gunboat!
Our first impression when we started working with it, is that weve found this Shells to be softer & more flexible (pretty similar to the US-made one in terms of flexibility & tanning) than the Japanese one were also using. While, on the other hand, we found the Japanese Shell finish more natural & very transparent showing the different & beautiful hues of the Shell, while the Italian version is more regular in tone, but when sun-lightened up shows all its beauty. Different ways to produce the same incredible material & both great on its own way!
This Italian Shell Cordovan is handmade by a small, family owned Tannery located in the heart of the Tuscany, full vegetable tanned, naturally air dried, finished & glazed by hand to achieve this soft & beautiful result.
Shoes made with this beautiful leather are made to last & get more confortable over the time. Shoes with this precious leather will develope a deep patina over the time, that will add its very own special character.
Goodyear welted on the RUI last & , finished with double chestnut tanned leather soles, this is a super classic casual choice.
Unfortunately nowadays, Shell Cordovan quantities are very restricted and because of that, these runs are very limited.
Estimated delivery date: April 2018