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Cordovan leather vs Shell Cordovan

Cordovan leather vs Shell Cordovan

A lot has been said about ‘cordovan’, and a lot of it is true, but a lot of it is false as well.First of all, 'Cordovan' leather does not necessarily indicate that it is leather from a horse. Instead, Cordovan derives its name from Cordoba in Sp…
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The Gentle Craft: Welting a pair of shoes by hand.

The Gentle Craft: Welting a pair of shoes by hand.

"The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. " -Douglas Horton When you watch the shoemakers at Vass welt a pair of handmade shoes, it looks surprisingly easy. But don’t be fooled. Only a few of the modern day shoemakers still wel…
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