Because you have requested it, it is now here!! Our popular penny loafer made using our luxurious green Shell Cordovan! This leather is very limited & exclusively sourced by a family owned tannery in the heart of Japan, following ancient methods. Full vegetable tanned made following a 10 month process where every shell is pit tanned, naturally air dried & glazed by hand in order to have a very transparent & characteristic finish. That is a quite long process, but the result its totally worth it!
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). While, on the other hand, we found the Japanese Shell finish more natural & very transparent showing the different & beautiful hues of the Shell, , when sun-lightened up shows all its beauty. Different ways to produce the same inacredible material & both great on its own way!
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.
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 loafers are made to last and to just get better looking & more confortable over the time. As all our shoes, these are fully leather lined & made using full grain vegetable tanned leather insoles.
Goodyear welted on our classic loafer HIRO 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 stitch.
Estimated delivery time: JULY 2019