The Regal Billfold - Reversed Color No. 8 Horween Shell Cordovan - Ready to Ship (B)
At long last, DC Leather Co and legendary Horween Shell Cordovan leather have come together! If you're a seasoned leather enthusiast, you know the outstanding reputation and quality that this leather brings to the table. Here are some words about Horween Leather and Shell Cordovan directly from the tannery:
"Horween Leather Company was founded in 1905. For more than 100 years and five generations our goal has been to make the world's best leather. Making the best means doing lots of little things right. It means never mistaking fastest or cheapest with the best. It means always using formulas that do not cut corners, and choosing components strictly for their quality.
Horween Leather offers an unparalleled blend of quality, consistency, responsiveness, and innovation. Through the years, we have cultivated our experience to offer dynamic lines of leathers. Our products include traditional, old world tannages and techniques, carefully updated with modern applications. Today, our leathers are still made by hand, the same way as generations ago."
"Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan® is the art of tanning at its finest. More than just a color, it is a very specific leather, from a particular part of a horsehide. The irregular oval shaped shells are tanned, stuffed, shaved, and then polished – a process taking at least six months. Each shell is slowly steeped in gentle vegetable liquors. The shells are genuine hot stuffed then slicked onto glass frames to dry. Each shell is hand curried and shaved by highly skilled artisans to expose the shell. Dyes are hand rubbed on for a deep aniline finish. Finally, the shells are hand glazed to achieve the rich, glossy look and feel prized by fine craftsmen."
In short, you simply cannot find a higher quality leather. We are extremely excited and proud to finally be able to offer such a fine product.
This is our famous Regal Billfold, made from genuine Horween Shell Cordovan. The finished color is actually a deep Burgandy-ish color that Horween calls Color No.8, however it has become desired among consumers to have goods made with the reverse side out, as it bears that legendary logo that is exclusive to Shell. This particular one is a unique pale warm tan color. We can also make these with the logo side in, by request. Shell Cordovan is a hefty investment, so we want you to have it just how you'd like it. The cost is offset by having an heirloom piece that will get more beautiful with age, and with care will last long enough to be passed on to the next generation.
While this leather speaks for itself, our process doesn't stop there. Many makers will cut corners on their builds and bank on the leather selling itself simply due to the reputation it holds...not here at DC Leather. Each Cordovan wallet gets the same attention to detail and fit/finish that has made our line stand out amongst others, including an entirely hand made, hand stitched construction and those smooth, glass like edges.
For us, it's a privilege to be able to work with such a fine material, so we would never dream of cutting corners on the final product just because the name will sell with little help from us. We make sure that you receive the quality and attention that you've come to expect from us!
Quantities on these builds will be EXTREMELY LIMITED as we are at the mercy of the tannery and the availability of this leather. If you see a listing marked "ready to ship", don't wait!
Please don't hesitate to email us to discuss an available listing, or to reserve a spot for a future build. We hope you enjoy your billfold as much as we enjoy making them.
Proudly made in the USA by hand with genuine Horween Shell Cordovan.
Please note for international orders, we will not mis-represent item value on customs forms. Buyer is responsible for any applicable taxes/tariffs/duties/fees for your country. We are also not responsible for loss/theft/damage etc. We can only track packages within our borders, buyer assumes all shipping/customs risks with purchase. Thank you.