Alexander Noel introduces Shell Cordovan. A new luxury leather to offer our customers
Alexander Noel is excited to introduce Shell Cordovan to its line of luxury leather products. Our artisans have worked diligently to ensure that the leather is of the highest quality and crafted with the utmost care. We are excited because we know that our customers will appreciate Shell Cordovan leather's unique beauty and durability. In addition, we are excited to offer it as an option in our collection.
Whether you are looking for a timeless pair of dress shoes, or boots, we invite you to explore the beauty and elegance of Shell Cordovan leather in our AN Collection.
Cordovan is a type of leather that really stands out. Its glossy finish, refined texture, and durable nature makes it the leather of choice for luxury shoe retailers and connoisseurs.
Shell Cordovan leather is a rare and expensive material, so only a select few luxury men's shoe brands offer products made with this material. The production process of Shell Cordovan leather is time-consuming and labor-intensive, which adds to its cost and exclusivity.
At Alexander Noel Collection, we recognize the value and beauty of Shell Cordovan leather, so we have prioritized including it in our collection. Our artisans work with the finest materials and take the time to ensure that each product is crafted with care and attention to detail.
Our customers appreciate the quality and craftsmanship that goes into each product, and we are proud to offer a range of Shell Cordovan leather products that are both luxurious and durable. Our commitment to quality and craftsmanship sets us apart in luxury leather goods. We look forward to continuing to offer our customers the best quality and style.
Shell Cordovan leather comes from the hindquarters of horses, specifically from a small triangular area above the horse's hide and the rump. This area is known as the "shell" and is prized for its dense and smooth texture, which makes it ideal for creating durable and high-quality leather products.
The production of Shell Cordovan leather is a specialized process that involves tanning it using vegetable tannins and then hand-finishing it with wax and oils. The process is time-consuming and labor-intensive, contributing to this material's rarity and exclusivity.
While Shell Cordovan leather can be sourced from horses worldwide, most of the world's supply comes from a few specific countries, including the United States, Japan, and Italy. At AN Collection, we source our Shell Cordovan leather from the finest suppliers worldwide to ensure that our products are of the highest quality and craftsmanship.
The History of Shell Cordovan Leather
The name "Cordovan" is derived from the Spanish city of Cordoba, which has a long history of leather production. The region is known for its famous Andalusian horse breeding tradition, which dates back to the 7th century. The horses from this region are prized for their strength, agility, and beauty, and their hides have been used for leather production for centuries.
Unlike conventional cowhide leather, Cordovan is an equine leather. It’s made from horsehide or, more specifically, the fibrous shell that sits beneath the surface hide of a horse’s hind quarters.
Shell Cordovan leather is stiffer than calf leather and requires a longer break-in period. However, once the leather is broken in, it becomes incredibly supple and molds to the wearer's feet, providing exceptional comfort and support.
Another advantage of Shell Cordovan leather is its exceptional durability. With proper care and maintenance, a pair of Cordovan shoes can last for decades, making them a worthwhile investment for any shoe enthusiast. In addition, the material is resistant to creasing and scuffing and has a natural water resistance that helps to protect the shoes from the elements.
Where to Design your Shell Cordovan Shoes or Boots
Alexander Noel offers the creative customer many options of products. To specifically click to design your Shell Cordovan shoe or boot, please do the following:
1) Click the link: Alexander Noel (made-to-order.com)
2) Then, on the left bar, go to: Men's-Goodyear Welt
3) Begin your selection process of what shoes or boots you want to create
4) Have Fun!