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post #226 of 4606
fff can't wait for mine. 5-7 weeks left LOL
post #227 of 4606
knucks did they e-mail you telling you that?
post #228 of 4606
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Originally Posted by halberdklown View Post

^nope, he said shell cordovan, not those

Shell cordovan IS horsehide...hence the confusion...
post #229 of 4606
shell cordovan is a type of horsehide, but not all horsehide is shell cordovan. If a boot says it is horsehide, then it is almost definitely not shell cordovan as they would specifically state that since it is the highest grade of horsehide available.
post #230 of 4606
^ Gotchya- thanks!
post #231 of 4606
@crosswound : It's just a figure that Kyle gave me
post #232 of 4606

Hello -

 

The leather that we would be obtaining from Horween is shell cordovan which is indeed the highest grade of horse hide available. Shell cordovan is made of horse-butt and is very soft but extremely durable. Aside from certain exotic leathers, this is probably the number one demanded leather in the world for fine footwear. There are few manufactures that are using true shell cordovan leather.

Due to the high demand of this leather and White's being a new shell cordovan customer, we are only going to be allocated enough leather to make roughly 5 pair a month.  

The price will not to be inexpensive - they will be $950-$1,000 per pair. I know the price will scare people, but this leather costs about 3-4x as much as standard cowhide or chrome excel leather. Only the top boot makers in the factory will be able to craft with this leather because it’s so delicate.

I have a sample pair that I will throw up on Facebook sometime this week (it's been crazy due to holiday, but I'll try and get it up by midweek)

 

Thank you all!

 

-Kyle

Baker’s Shoes

www.bakershoe.com

www.buildaboot.com

 

 

 

post #233 of 4606
^damn, at 650-7 maybe, but sadly 950-1K puts me out for sure frown.gif
post #234 of 4606
yeah, me too. The $600-700 that Alden is getting for cordo is already pushing it a little for me, but $950-1000 is just too much. I'm sure there are people who will pay it though, if I had the kind of disposable income where it wasn't a big deal I'd probably do it myself, cordo White's would be amazing. Can't wait to see pics.
post #235 of 4606
he already posted them up on the facebook page, here it is (i figure it's ok since the facebook group is public, as well)

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post #236 of 4606
what color is closest to black cherry in buildaboot? trying to decide on my next color either going to be brown chromexcel or the black cherry if i can figure out which one it is lol.
post #237 of 4606
damn....those look awesome. Wish those were in my price range.
post #238 of 4606
call up baker
post #239 of 4606
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

what color is closest to black cherry in buildaboot? trying to decide on my next color either going to be brown chromexcel or the black cherry if i can figure out which one it is lol.

Burgundy CXL, which they just recently started offering. It may only be availabe on their regular website right now though. Ask Kyle @ Bakers.
post #240 of 4606
Thanks when time comes for 2nd order will do
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