Is Shell Cordovan Leather?

Shell Cordovan: one of the most long-lasting (and expensive) materials used to make shoes and boots. Known for its uncommon durability, water resistance, high shine, and incredible resistance to creasing; it’s so different to all other forms of leather that it’s understandable you wouldn’t even put Cordovan in that category. However, the fact is Shell … Read more

The 7 Best Shell Cordovan Boots You Can Buy

Shell Cordovan. A classic and timeless menswear staple. Coveted for its beautiful sheen and durability, this horse-based material — it’s usually considered leather, but we’ll discuss why some folks don’t put it in that category — has a massive cult following and commands a high price tag. Though it is often associated with formality, Shell … Read more

Why Is Cordovan Leather So Damn Expensive?

Even if you’re not a leather aficionado, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard of shell cordovan. And if you have, there’s also a good chance you’ve wondered, “Why is this type of leather so darn expensive?” Named in part for the city of Cordoba, Spain where it was first produced in the seventh century … Read more