Tag Archives: Horween

Chromexcel Leather

Nick Horween put up a fascinating post today about the production of chromexcel leather, which is used on some of my more favorite pairs of Alden’s (I’m wearing a pair of Indy boots made from it right now in fact). Chromexcel, or CXL as it’s written in the building, is a combination tanned leather that [...]

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Mr. Leather

In the new issue of Free & Easy (all about tweed, post coming soon) there is a short section called “Merry Xmas, Mr. Leather” which has an overview of the leather trade as well as bios on some very talented artisans. I hope they revisit this topic in the future with an issue devoted to [...]

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Makr Cordovan Wallets

Horween Leather is selling a small assortment of them directly.

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Beams Japan’s Alden Factory Visit

While on mention of Horween leathers, what do I spy in this image? Many and many pairs of shoes in cigar and whiskey shell cordovan sitting in Alden’s factory. It’s part of a scan of a special edition magazine called “All About USA” put out between Popeye (a Japanese clothing magazine) and Beams (a Japanese [...]

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Horween Leather Co. Visits Wilson

FYI, Horween Leather Co. recently launched its own blog: http://horween.wordpress.com/ One their first posts was about a visit to Wilson’s factory where footballs are still manufactured and it’s worth going over to check out the other pictures. I hope the Horween guys keep up with the blogging and can showcase more manufacturers and artisans using [...]

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Horween Leather

Video about Horween shell cordovan leather: http://vimeo.com/4814754

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