As this has been brought up a few times in the past, I thought it might be interesting to post a pic of a Shell Cordovan shell from Horween to show the size. Â It's beyond me how anyone can claim to make a one-piece belt out of Shell Cordovan...unless it's smaller than a 22. Â Of course, there may be some difference from another hide that is being represented as Genuine Shell Cordovan, but here is a first-hand photo to consider. Â Also, I looked at Ben Silvers website and they have there a quote to the effect of 'the shells are not large enough to make one piece belts, so they are always pieced'. Â I thought I remember one of their books advertising 'one-piece shell cordovan belts', but I guess I was wrong... The size here, and this is pretty standard, is 24in. x 18in. This is Navy Blue Shell Cordovan from Horween, and is being made into a belt for a customer to match a pair of custom Shell Cordovan shoes from Martegani...
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4/12/05 at 4:23pm