A few recent projects...
Over the last few months I've been slowly receiving some more "rare" Horween Shell Cordovan colors. I first received Color #4, then a few months later I received the Dark Green, then a few weeks later some Dark Cognac, and next week I should be receiving some Unglazed Natural Shell Cordovan.
The one difference with the unglazed is... obviously, it isn't glazed. What that means is it has more of a matte finish than a glossy. From my experience, you can get the matte to glossy pretty easily with some Venetian Shoe Cream. But I just happen to like the natural matte look better. I should be receiving some Bourbon and Navy in the future as well as 3 of each of those colors in scotch grain print.
One question people usually ask is, "How do you get all those rare colors?!" and the answer is, "Buy a lot." You can often get lucky with The Tannery Row and get #8 or Black fairly easy and occasionally can get Natural, Dark Cognac or Navy but it usually a small piece. I had to put in a bulk order of around 100 total shells to get all these colors which ends up being pricing but I figure it'll last me a year or so. I don't necessarily say this to brag - just to give people a little background on if they're wanting to pick up some of these colors as well.
ANYWAY... here are the recent projects:
Horween Dark Cognac
Horween Color 4
Specially Aniline Dyed (by Redel Ogawa) Shinki Hikaku Natural Shell Cordovan