It’s Horween Chromexcel season and we’ve got it coming out of our ears. Next in line is our own Beefroll Penny Loafers: Brown CXL with soft-as-air crepe soles as well as Natural CXL with a standard leather sole.
Chromexcel, often abbreviated as “CXL,” is a waxy, durable “pull-up” leather tanned by Horween Leather Co. in Chicago. It is soft and supple with the first wear.
Paired with plantation crepe soles, this is the perfect slip-on shoe for those lazy days when your feet are tired and you don’t want to bend over to lace anything up.
The classic Beefroll style, adds simple flair to a traditional design. These shoes are hand sewn in Maine and feature no nonsense Yankee quality and style.
Horween Brown Chromexcel, Plantation Crepe Soles
Horween Natural Chromexcel, Single Leather Soles
Alden’s Longwing Blucher is a classic for a reason. It is one of the most versatile dress shoes you can find, floating through a wide range of occasions. It’s versatility allows for a swath of variations. This version comes in soft and supple brown chromexcel leather, flexible double waterlock soles, and agatine eyelets, a significantly more rugged and casual take on the classic.
One can choose to treat this shoe as either a casual or dress shoe. Use Montana Pitch Blend’s waxy leather dressing to protect it from the rain and keep the leather soft or use Saphir Renovateur and Wax Polish to dress them up and polish to a high gloss. Either way, they’ll look great for years.
Barrie Last, Brown Chromexcel, Double Waterlock Soles
As you probably know, we love Horween’s Natural Chromexcel leather. It’s got a great, light color, it’s durable, its dynamic, and it gets better with age. It’s no surprise that we’ve made another shoe with it.
This time around its the boat moc by Quoddy. This is a great casual shoe for the spring and summer, perfect for bare feet and exploring the outdoors. They come unlined, equipped with three brass eyelets and brown vibram soles for increased durability and comfort.
Natural CXL, Brass Eyelets, Vibram Soles, Rawhide Laces
We now have two new colors available in our Chromexcel Elston Belt: Albany Tan and Dark Olive. Dark olive is a earthy brownish-green, while Albany tan is a bright rusty-tan. Both are nicely rendered in the deep tones of Horween Chromexcel leather
You can use these to match Olive and Light Brown colored shoes, or just to show a little variety and color in an everyday outfit. Horween Chromexcel leather makes for beautiful, quality casual belts.
Dark Olive Chromexcel, Nickel Roller Buckle, 40 mm Width
Albany Tan Chromexcel, Brass Roller Buckle, 40 mm Width