Cordovan Week – Color

Posted by: on Jul 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

It’s Friday, so time for some seriously lust-worthy shoes.  Everyone knows cordovan comes in Colors #6 and #8.  This is in fact responsible for the slippage of the word cordovan into being used for any shoe with a reddish-burgundy hue.  The shoe fanatics know about the harder-to-find Ravello and Cigar, and things progress from there.

There is a rich array of colors produced by Horween and used by makers all over the globe.  With the help of Leffot and Horween I’ve assembled a veritable rainbow of shell.  There are some colors missing, including the elusive Color #2 and Dark Violet.  If you have pictures, please feel free to either email me or just comment with a link.  The more the merrier.

Without further ado, some handsome shoes to contemplate this weekend:


Special Thanks to Leffot and Horween for their help with Cordovan Week
and to Leffot and Rider Boot Co. for their fantastic images.

2 Comments

  1. Gentleman's Gazette
    July 5, 2011

    Thanks for pointing out that cordovan leather comes in a great variety of color and not just reddish-brown.

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    July 11, 2011

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