Horween Leather

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Elements: Horween Leather Watch Straps

Made with traditional methods (and a few logical modern production upgrades), Horween leather is the material du jour for everything from menswear staples to timeless goods. With both durability and a patina that wears just so, it works particularly well as a strap material for both vintage and new watches.

No, it's not a tiny belt

Leffot Horween Leather NATO Watch Straps

Like a Navy Seal let loose in a haberdashery, the Leffot Horween Leather NATO watch straps ($225) look like they could perform double duty in a firefight and a cocktail hour with the Queen. NATO straps are becoming ever more popular among not just the watch cognoscenti but also in the mainstream crowd for their...

From Boat Shoes to Boots

Oak Street Bootmakers: Boots Fall/Winter 2010

We shared our initial infatuation with the Chicago-based Oak Street Bootmakers earlier this fall and managed to spend some more hands on time at this year’s Pop Up Flea, put on by Michael Williams and Randy Goldberg. Besides walking out with a pair of our own, we couldn’t help but shed our fair share of...

Watch This | Wolverine 1000 Mile 721LTD Project: Horween

Commemorating Wolverine’s 125+ years of history and the original reference number of the 1000 Mile boot, Wolverine has commissioned a series of films by Sean Sullivan to document the process of boot making in advance of the 721LTD Boot release. The resulting work is a beguiling glance at the meaning of true American craftsmanship and,...

The Man Behind Horween Leather's Resurgence

30 Minutes With: Nick Horween of Horween Leather

Horween Leather has been around since 1905 and is located in Chicago, IL. They produce leathers for a myriad of uses and companies. Their offerings run the gamut from all the NFL and NBA game balls, to those Shell Cordovan Allen Edmonds you wish you had (Shell leather accounts for only 10% of Horween’s production)....