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Cordovan Archive

July 11, 2016

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Enzo Bonafe Brown Cordovan for Skoaktiebolaget

Skoaktiebolaget is doing some interesting stuff with Enzo Bonafe and this lovely brown cordovan. All too often you see Cordovan in the common burgundy/oxblood color, which is beautiful no doubt, but it is refreshing to see it in this lovely mid-brown shade that I think will take a lot of interest not only for it’s novelty but for how great it comes up. The wholecut model presented is already available but the other 3 are […]

March 2, 2016

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Navy Shell Cordovan by Trickers

If you want boots that will last you not only the rest of your life but quite possibly that of your son and maybe even grandson’s life, then what you want to look into is shell cordovan from Horween, made by Trickers. The boots shown in this thread –courtesy of quite possibly the biggest collector of cordovan boots– are the ideal example of one of these boots that will stand the test of time and […]

October 31, 2014

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The Cordovan Loafer by Crockett & Jones

I have never personally understood the huge, cult-like appeal to cordovan. I mean, it shines really nice, lasts really long and is durable, but I guess for the upcharge that you have to pay to get all of that, I have never really thought twice about it. The only shoe that I have every fancied to have in cordovan is the classic loafer, whether it be a penny or tassel version. While you can get […]