What color is shell cordovan?

Another rarely seen Shell, Color #6 Shell Cordovan is a medium-dark brown with dark red tones, a few shades lighter than Color #8.

Is Shell cordovan always shiny?

Shell cordovan – that durable and robust leather known for its luster – doesn’t stay shiny for long. It can look pretty dull after a year’s worth of wear, and afterwards, it’s hard to get that factory-fresh gleam again.

Does Horween leather darken?

Natural Chromexel leather has no dyes applied and the color is a result of the tree bark extracts and oils Horween uses when tanning the leather. The resulting color of this leather does vary from batch to batch. Over time, Natural Chromexcel leather will darken, creating a beautiful patina.

Is cordovan the same as burgundy?

The real definition of “Cordovan” refers to the type of leather, which can be in many colors. When we in the U.S. use the term “Cordovan”, generally, we a referring to a very dark red color, or Burgundy. When we in the U.S. use the term “Cordovan”, generally, we a referring to a very dark red color, or Burgundy.

Is cordovan the same as Burgundy?

What colors make up cordovan?

Cordovan is a rich shade of burgundy and a dark shade of rose….Cordovan (color)

HSV (h, s, v) (355°, 54%, 54%)
sRGBB (r, g, b) (137, 63, 69)
Source Pantone Color Planner
ISCC–NBS descriptor Dark red

Does shell cordovan crack?

When flexed, shell cordovan also tends to ‘ripple’ rather than crease like other leathers. Over time, even with proper care, repeated creasing can cause leather to crack and rip. Because shell cordovan ripples instead of creasing, it maintains its integrity for much longer.

Does shell cordovan crease?

Shell cordovan is a hardy and lustrous leather that can resist water and does not crease. Shell requires less nourishment (and little application) than other leather shoes. Shell cordovan ripples instead of creases. A deer bone can be used to smooth out the leather.

What is Horween shell cordovan?

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.

Is Horween leather waterproof?

Horween use a carefully guarded blend of bark extracts for the retanning stage and the result is a soft but tough leather that’s returned to its natural color. Once it’s been retanned and dried it’s hot-stuffed to make sure it stays supple and waterproof, by impregnating the leather with natural oils and waxes.