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Quote: Originally Posted by brax There is an inherent problem with getting a shell cordovan wallet. A shell is much thicker than traditional leather. Some shells are thicker than others, but it really does make for an amazing wallet. Some patterns require more skill and skiving than others, but shell in it's completed state is a relative reasonable thickness, especially as far as some leather goes.
Quote: Originally Posted by imatlas Tactfully said, Nick. Not to say that there's anything inherently wrong with making them in India, but if they're really going after the Florsheim-retro vibe and charm, they really should be making them in the US. Especially if they're going to be priced in the AE to Alden range. I think everything should be made in the US, so I'm useless in this conversation
Quote: Originally Posted by robin They're made in India. Some of them use leather from Horween, but I don't know which ones. Some of colors are our leather - yellow, both blues, bone, red/burgundy, and, of course, the shell. http://horween.wordpress.com/2009/07...-duckie-brown/ I can't speak on the construction, as I only saw a couple of the shoes very briefly, but it didn't seem unreasonable. I will say that they're taking a renewed...
Quote: Originally Posted by Shikar A Silver money clip is the answer... Or something in color #8 (oxblood) shell cordovan...
It's a tricky job, and I thought I would at least ask... They were my great grandfather's and basically all the stitching (anything not leather) has completely fallen away or disintegrated. The shoes are pretty unique - the pattern is punched through and then woven entirely with cordovan laces. The tear is the least of the problems, the shoe trees are practically holding them together!
I have a pair of shoes that are in need of some skilled hands. The shoes are (very) old, and cordovan. I'd like to get it done in the Chicago area, but I'm realistic and want the job done right. Can anyone suggest someone that might be able to do the work? Photo seen here. Thanks,
Against my better judgment, I'll join in... Our horsehide, just like our bison and cowhide, comes from the meat packing industry. Specifically, from Canada (Quebec) and France where horse is raised as cow is for food. Horse slaughter is banned in the US, and (to my knowledge) there is no market for horse meat in the US. I would just say to read some of those articles with a grain of salt. People with an end in mind will often represent information in ways which suit...
Doing what I can to answer some recent questions... http://horween.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/brownout/
From a recent visit, for your perusing enjoyment... http://horween.wordpress.com/2009/08...adison-avenue/
Cordovan will stretch very little due to its tight fiber structure. Only part of the answer you need, I know...
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