Our long awaited Burgundy Shell Cordovan belt, is now back!
Artisanally made, as the rest of our belts, the strap width is 35mm & is fully vegetable tanned leather lined. We do not use interlinings to produce our belts, just leather for an added confort & durability. Finished with a single guard & exclusive nickel plated solid brass Italian buckles.
Our first impression when we started working with this Italian Shell Cordovan, is that weve found this Shells to be softer & more flexible (pretty similar to the US-made one in terms of flexibility & tanning) than the Japanese one were also using. While, on the other hand, we found the Japanese Shell finish more natural & very transparent showing the different & beautiful hues of the Shell, while the Italian version is more regular in tone, but when sun-lightened up shows all its beauty. Different ways to produce the same incredible material & both great on its own way!
This Italian Shell Cordovan is handmade by a small, family owned Tannery located in the heart of the Tuscany, full vegetable tanned, naturally air dried, finished & glazed by hand to achieve this soft & beautiful result.
Leather goods made with this precious leather are made to last & get more confortable over the time. Shoes with this precious leather will develope a deep patina over the time, that will add its very own special character.
Unfortunately nowadays, Shell Cordovan quantities are very restricted and because of that, these runs are very limited.
NOTE: Our belts are measured from the middle hole to end of the belt (Buckle included). Usually it is recommended to go for one size larger than your trousers.