The joy of cordovan – and how to wear and m...

February 3rd 2021

I'm a relatively recent convert to cordovan, but have come to love it as I've started to wear more casual clothing, and darker colours. It also added a layer of love visiting the Horween tannery in Chicago last year (shown below). That’s worth...

The joy of cordovan – and how to wear and m...

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No worries. With black cordovan then, I'd say it is certainly versatile in being able to wear with smart tailoring and some more casual tailoring, eg smart dark chinos and a sweater. But black is always going to be limit...

February 3rd 2021

How cordovan is made, at Horween tannery, Chicago

December 6th 2019

Why should you care about a factory visit? Why care what the place is like where something is made - compared to say, the quality of it or how to wear it? Does it matter whether the place is clean or dirty, old or new? What the atmosphere is like,...

How cordovan is made, at Horween tannery, Chicago

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I'd go with the Alden, personally. I love that model, and great with jeans...

Factory visits - ShoesDecember 6th 2019