We're happy to bring back our Italian Shell Cordovan! Now its the time for the classic Plain Toe Blucher, Goodyear welted on the comfortable RUI last.
Featuring a beautifully pattern & finished with a closed channel chestnut tanned double leather sole.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!
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.