Another week, another worn&wound shop announcement! Today, we’re really excited to introduce two new and amazing colors to our collection of Model 2 Shell Cordovan straps: Oceano and Emerald. For those unfamiliar with shell cordovan, here’s a quick primer: shell cordovan is considered to be one of the finest exotic leathers in the world. It’s an equine leather (horse) not bovine, and actually is a subcutaneous layer under the skin, just over the hip. It’s a very small area, with each hide only being a few square feet, vs the near 50 sqft of a normal bovine hide. What makes it so great is that it’s simultaneously tough, having nearly no stretch even when thin, but elegant, having a gorgeous waxy sheen. As shell breaks in, it gains an unmatched supple texture. Shell Cordovan is very rare too, with only a few tanneries world-wide making it. Ours is sourced from Comipel in Italy and is 100% vegetable tanned.
Blue straps add a lot of personality to your wrist, and are a great accent to your outfit. Oceano is one of the most gorgeous blues we’ve ever seen on a leather. It’s a bright Mediterranean blue with a hint of green. It’s a soothing color that beautifully accents watches with warm colors and other blues, really making them pop. We finish the Oceano with teal, braided waxed cotton cord.