As mentioned in the RRL post, the genuine shell cordovan used for the upper of the Bowery Boot was crafted at the Horween Leather factory of Chicago. Founded in 1905, Horween Leather Company is one of the oldest operating tanneries in the country. They offer a multitude of tannages mainly using cowhide and horsehide with smaller quantities of calf and bison hides also used. The quality leather is used in various products ranging from shoes to sporting good to bags to belts. The video will highlight several steps of this rigorous process, and the journey to produce some of the world’s best leather.
Watch the video after the jump.