This stunning colour is in that archetypal cognac that is a firm favourite of strap aficionados everywhere, but when it’s cut from such a majestic leather such as Horween Shell Cordovan it becomes almost mercurial. One of the lightest straps in this collection, it will patine beautifully over time to make it unique.
For the last 115 years and spanning five generations the Horween Tannery in Chicago has been making Shell Cordovan. It’s an Equine leather which comes from a very specific part of the animal, the rump. Of the specialist tanneries around the world that can produce this leather, Horween is considered to be the very best.
Shell Cordovan has a very tight membrane and no grain structure, in fact when you run your hand along this leather in both directions it feels like glass. The irregular shaped shells are tanned, hot stuffed, shaved and polished, a process taking at least six months. They’re then subjected to vegetable tanning using bark extracts and other natural dyes. The final process involves the hand application of dyes and glazing to create that trademark deep glossy aniline finish. It takes skill and years of experience to create this beautiful leather.
Horweens traditions and dedication to quality is something that we here at Molequin also aspire to. Using Horween Shell Cordovan® for this collection means that our customers will get to experience it’s incredible qualities, from the way it softens and patines to the subtle change of colour over time. It really is like no other.
We ship all our products with our logistics partner UPS. Shipping is FREE, no catch, completely FREE worldwide*.
All orders received by 1500 (CET – Paris) Monday to Friday, will be picked, packed and shipped on the same day. Once we’ve completed your order, you will receive a confirmation by email that your order has been shipped, with full tracking information. All shipments are sent tracked door to door.
Delivery within the Benelux, Germany and France will be within 1-2 working days. The rest of Europe may take one extra day.
All shipments outside of Europe are shipped by UPS Express and take no more than 2-4 working days. We ship globally, from Hong Kong to Jakarta to New York to Lebanon and for FREE..
After you received your order you will have 14 days to return it if you’re not satisfied for any reason whatsoever. Please make sure to send the product back in as new original condition and with its original packaging. Trying on a strap for even just a few seconds will create creasing that will invalidate any return.
If you’re returning from outside the EU, then please contact us first before returning.
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*some very remote destinations we may not be able to ship to
A little care can go a long way in not only protecting your strap but also extending it’s life. The first and most important rule is to make sure that you avoid water at all costs. Water is the mortal enemy of leather and will stain, discolour and weaken the fibres. So no showering, swimming or exercising while wearing your strap.
Like a good pair of shoes, if you get the chance to rotate your straps then this will allow you to enjoy them a little longer.
When you’re not wearing your strap, then we suggest storing it in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and excessive heat.