We are happt to launch our cap toe adelaide made using our luxurious & super rare Whiskey 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 we've found this Shells to be softer & more flexible (pretty similar to the US-made one in terms of flexibility & tanning) than the Japanese one we're 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.
Shell Cordovan quantities are very restricted and because of that, these runs are extremely limited.
Goodyear welted on our contemporary soft chiseled ELTON last, that is perfectly balanced for the Adelaide style. Finished with a beautiful chestnut tanned leather sole! As all our leather soled shoes featuring a convenient close channel sole stich.
A pair that for sure will make you stand out!
Shipping: SEPTEMBER 2017