journal: shell cordovan

Kreis Shell Cordovan Duffel Bag

Included with our latest shipment of Bleecker belts was an extra special surprise: this duffel bag, made of — you guessed it — genuine Horween shell cordovan.

If shell belts are rare, then this bag is the holy grail. It’s the first and only cordovan bag of its kind available in the US. Made in the perfect size to pack everything you’ll need for a long weekend, it has all the benefits of shell cordovan: durability, longevity, and good looks. This is an heirloom piece meant to be passed down among generations.

We’re making these available by special order. For more information, send us an email.


Approximately 18″ long x 9.5″ wide x 10″ high.


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Kreis Bleecker Belt

We’ve just added a new color of our shell cordovan Bleecker Belt made by Kreis. This time around we’ve made it in bourbon, which is an excellent match to our Edward Green Dukes in whiskey shell. As always, this is genuine Horween shell cordovan.

We’ve also restocked all sizes in our other colors: black, color 8, and mocca. Kreis has been crafting leather goods in Germany since 1963. There aren’t many shell belts around these days, and Kreis makes them as good as they get.

Features: Color 8 Shell Cordovan, 35mm Wide, Brushed Nickel Buckle


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Edward Green Duke, Unlined Whiskey Crup

What can we say about a classic? These penny loafers are inspired by one of the most classic gentlemen, the Duke of Windsor. Made in unlined whiskey shell cordovan on single leather soles, they’re an elegant loafer that’s easy to wear in any number of situations, from dress to casual. And since they’re made of unlined shell, they’re as comfortable as can be.

Features: 137 Last, Whiskey Shell Cordovan, Single Leather Soles


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