‘Materials’ Category

  1. Shell cordovan leather in 1880s shoes


    July 20, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Shell cordovan, the darling bud of 21st century high-end shoemaking, was a well-known piece of ass back in 1880s already. …
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  2. A history of the Nantucket red cotton canvas


    October 6, 2014 by Ville Raivio

  3. Identifying quality leather


    May 29, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “Genuine leather” has not been a useful marking in decades. Leather can be made from most any animal, and it …
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  4. The coolest summer shoe leathers


    May 15, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    We all have anecdotal knowledge of the differences between leathers in the heat of summer, but it’s always nice to …
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  5. Characteristics of Shetland wool


    March 21, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Shetland wool is the harvested and treated wool grown by sheep of the same name. This tiny landrace creature has …
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