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Fashion May, 4 2012

Inside Horween Leather – Shot by Nick Horween

Great Great Grandson of founder Isadore Horween, Nick Horween currently oversees business at the legendary company and evidently is also pretty handy with a camera. These beautiful images from the production line uncover the messy task of turning hides into over 100 varieties on offer from Chromexcel to Shell Cordovan. These guys are responsible for the bare bones of many of our favourite products; Makr wallets, Alden shoes – Quoddy, Russell Moccasin, Yuketen, Visvim…it’s hard to imagine a time when their Chicago factory won’t be at full push.

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