journal: cordovan

The Fold

These svelte sheaths are about as low tech as you can get, just a single piece of Horween shell cordovan, three folds, and voila — your cash is snugly secured in horse ass leather for safekeeping. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Small – 2.5″ x 2.75″ folded, fits U.S. Dollars and no credit cards

Large – 2.5″ x 3.5″ folded, fits all international currencies plus a credit card or two

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Edward Green Ullswater, Navy Crup

The Edward Green Ullswater is one of the styles in EG’s Lake collection. The name is derived from Lake Ullswater, which many describe as the most beautiful of the English lakes. The heavy country brogue design of this shoe is meant for country terrain.

Even though we’re city folks we commissioned EG to make the Ullswater in Horween navy crup (shell cordovan) for two reasons. We love the combination of brogue wingtips in crup and we love the way EG works with the material.

They make as clean a shell shoe as you will find. Couple that with the incredible EG fit and comfort and you have a shoe that will wear for a good 20 years.

Ullswater 202 Last, Navy Crup, Dainite Soles

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Viberg Service Boot

Viberg’s Service Boot takes the strengths of Horween Shell Cordovan leather and puts them to excellent use. As a durable and beautiful leather, the material can work as well in a work-boot context as it can in a formal context. This captoe boot is both, a boot that will stand up to serious treatment while still looking really fantastic.

Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Dainite Sole – Sold Out

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Alden Color 8 Cordovan

We’ve recently received new stock in two of the most classic Alden cordovan shoes, the plain toe blucher and the leisure handsewn loafer.

Both are excellent entryways into the world of Alden shoes as well as perfect staple shoes for everyday use. Color 8 is Horween’s most popular and most versatile cordovan color, pairing well with almost any color and texture.

Shell cordovan leather is known for its low maintenance and durability, so both of these shoes can literally serve you for decades. Cordovan is a supple leather with a memory that responds to use, so the shoes will only get more comfortable and better looking with age.

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Barrie Last, Color 8 Cordovan, Double Leather Soles

Van Last, Color 8 Cordovan, Single Leather Soles

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Leffot Ivy Loafer Color 8

The loafer is the best style of shoe for summer, hands down. They are easy to put on when you just want to take a stroll outside, they can be worn easily without socks, and they expose your ankle to the breeze to keep your feet cool.

Our Ivy Loafers are no exception. Moccasin constructed from unlined shell cordovan, they cradle your foot while being light, flexible, and comfortable. Newly stocked in Color 8 Shell, these will gain an aged glow and form to the shape of your foot over time.

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Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Moccasin Construction, Single Leather Soles

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Horween Shell Cordovan Watch Straps

We’ve recently received a restock of our popular cordovan watch straps. We all know that Horween Shell Cordovan leather is ideal for making beautiful, enduring footwear, but you may not have realized that its characteristics make a magnificent watch strap as well.

Available both lined and unlined, in a wide variety of colors, these straps are simple, durable, beautiful, and above all, comfortable. The strap will maintain a subtle luster throughout its lifespan, and gain continued character as it ages.

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Unlined Shell Cordovan

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Lined Shell Cordovan

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Rider Boot Co. Richmond Boot Restock

The beautiful Rider Richmond Boot has just been restocked in Black. The boot was originally made to order for a client, but we received so many requests that we made it a stock shoe. It’s now one of our most popular styles.

This incredibly versatile boot is made from Black Horween Shell Cordovan and Black Scotch Grain Calfskin. Sestriere soles, speed hooks, and Rider’s 42 last make it easy to wear and use.

42 Last Black Shell Cordovan/Black Scotch Grain Calf, Sestriere Soles

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Edward Green Trunk Show Spring 2009

I’m very pleased to announce that Leffot will host our next Edward Green Trunk Show on Saturday May 16th. Please join Mr. Robert Godley of Edward Green and myself from 11-6 p.m. as we happily assist you in creating your own unique pair of shoes or boots.

The Shepton Edwardian Antique on the 888 Last*


Edward Green’s MTO program allows you to work with existing patterns, leathers, and lasts to create an individual pair of shoes. You personalize it by selecting the colors, calf or suede, sole type, single, double or rubber and in about 14 weeks your shoes will be on their way to you.

As a special courtesy to our clients, the Edward Green single pair make up fee of $100 will be waived on all orders placed on the day of the event. This is a great opportunity to view many Edward Green styles in one place; I hope you’ll join us.

In case you need a little inspiration to get your creative juices flowing, click here.

*Shepton MTO shown above orderd at our prior show.

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