Because youve requested it, it is now here!! Our popular penny loafer made using our luxurious & super rare Brandy Shell Cordovan! This leather is very limited & exclusively sourced from a family operated Tuscan Tannery!
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!
Now for the production of our Shell cordovan shoes & boots, we even use French calf for the lining & 100% leather heel counters! To get an even better, more comfortable & long lasting shoe.
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.
Unfortunately nowadays, Shell Cordovan quantities are very restricted and because of that, these runs are extremely limited.
Our shoes & boots are Goodyear Welted following traditional techniques by skillful artisans. This oxfords are made to last and to just get better looking & more confortable over the time. As all our shoes, this balmoral is fully leather lined & made using full grain vegetable tanned leather insoles.
Goodyear welted on our classic loafer RON last , that is perfectly balanced for loafers. Finished with a beautiful chestnut tanned leather sole! As all our leather soled shoes featuring a convenient close channel sole stich.
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