Exotic Leather Blog

Why Shell Cordovan Makes for a Perfect Luxury Leather Shoe Material

Posted by Jayme Mendal on Apr 3, 2017 10:12:52 AM

What Exactly is Shell Cordovan?

First of all, this is an equine leather; one that is considered extremely durable and high quality.

All over the world, horses are used in the food industry and in our case, shell cordovan leather is typically taken from horses that died of natural causes. 

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Topics: footwear, shell cordovan leather

The Best Exotic Skins for Men’s Shoes

Posted by Abram Mendal on Feb 25, 2017 5:24:37 AM

When crafting high-fashion footwear, designers face numerous challenges. People want something that’s elegant, unique, and striking. Exotic skins can provide these things—but not all exotic skins are ideal for all footwear projects.

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Topics: lizard skin, alligator skin, caiman skin, footwear, shell cordovan leather

What Are the Toughest Exotic Leathers?

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jan 26, 2017 10:59:16 AM

There are a lot of characteristics that fashion designers need from their exotic leathers beyond just an attractive appearance. One frequently overlooked characteristic of exotic leather is toughness.

Tougher leathers are less likely to scratch, scuff, or tear than less durable ones—which helps products made from these leathers last longer.

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Topics: stingray skin, shell cordovan leather, arapaima skin

The Best Product to Make with Genuine Shell Cordovan Leather

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jan 9, 2017 11:25:07 AM

Shell cordovan leather can be hard to find and expensive. As such, it’s a good idea to make the best use out of every square inch of the material that you can. The question is, “what are the best products to make using genuine shell cordovan leather?”

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Topics: wallets & small leather goods, footwear, belts & accessories, shell cordovan leather

Why You NEED Leather Conditioner for Your Shell Cordovan Leather

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jan 4, 2017 9:57:53 AM

Shell cordovan leather, sometimes called just “cordovan” leather, is a top-of-the-line equine leather for making shoes, wallets, bags and many small leather accessories. Collected from the fibrous, flat muscle on the rump of a horse, this leather is noteworthy for its smooth grain, durability and resistance to creasing.

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Topics: shell cordovan leather