Why Is Cordovan Leather So Damn Expensive?

Alden mahogany shell cordovan

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

Chippewa Service Boot Review – Is It Cheap Enough?

Chippewa Service boots pavement

Chippewa was founded by two German immigrants in 1901 out in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.  At the time, Chippewa Falls was a burgeoning logging town so demand saw the company grow pretty quickly and eventually they became the large company they are today. Most of the boots are made in the United States, though the company … Read more