Because you've requested it, it is now back!! Here is our popular cap toe adelaide made using our luxurious & super exclusive Cigar 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.
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 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!
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