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Shell Cordovan Wallet Pron - Page 42post #617 of 95610/19/15 at 11:22am
Testing out some new Italian Shell Cordovan (Rocado SRL). Very similar to Horween in terms of weight variance, smell, and feel. The colors are nicely distributed and it has a very substantial feel to it. Part of the lighter brown shell was almost 6.25 oz (Horween shell is generally 2.5 - 5 oz).post #618 of 95610/19/15 at 11:29amThread Starterpost #619 of 95610/19/15 at 11:54ampost #620 of 95610/20/15 at 5:02ampost #621 of 95610/20/15 at 6:29am
I would say quite different. Shinki / Comipel are often skived down to a uniform thickness throughout the entire shell (about 3.5 oz) where Horween and this Rocado SRL Shell Cordovan are varying in weight quite a bit.
The "hand feel" is quite different too where Shinki/Comipel are pretty "plasticky" feeling (but not in a bad way) where this Rocado SRL shell (as well as Horween and Clayton) are more waxy feeling.
Shinki/Comipel also finish the interior differently too. It seems a bit more nappy, almost like a suede where this is more similar to Horween in that it has a waxy/pliable feel.
I can send you small samples of each of the shells if you're ever interested to see/feel the differences.post #622 of 95610/21/15 at 10:57ampost #623 of 95610/23/15 at 9:18ampost #624 of 95610/28/15 at 10:20pmpost #625 of 95611/2/15 at 7:24amQuote:
Glad you like it! Just as clarification, you requested the sloped down slot at the top. The way you worded it makes it sound like it was an accident.post #626 of 95611/2/15 at 8:10ampost #627 of 95611/2/15 at 8:51ampost #628 of 95611/5/15 at 7:52ampost #629 of 95611/5/15 at 7:26pmThread Starterpost #630 of 95611/5/15 at 7:34pmQuote:
Yup - I plan on making a few one piece shell cordovan belts out of it. It is about 42" wide in the longest area down to about 39". Should be enough for most sized belts.
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