Unquestionably, the best leather in the world is Shell Cordovan that comes from Chicago's Horween Leather Company, where they have been producing this rare and incredible leather since 1905.
Shell Cordovan possesses unique properties that make it both incredibly durable and unbelievably beautiful. Whereas most conventional leathers are made from animal skins consisting of a grain structure that varies in density, shell cordovan is produced from a sub-dermal equine muscle membrane that has properties all its own. Most notably, leather created from this tissue does not crease; rather, it "rolls" when flexed, which makes it much less susceptible to wearing out over time. It's commonly accepted that shell cordovan, given proper care, is capable of lasting multiple lifetimes.
For it's unparalleled beauty, luxuriousness, and longevity, District Leather is proud to offer the majority of the product lineup in Horween Shell Cordovan.