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Cordovan goat hide- anyone ever seen any?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by zebedee, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. zebedee

    zebedee Practically Family

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    I'm just wonderin'. I think it would make for a good jacket...

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  2. Lebowski

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    Cordovan is an equine leather.
     
  3. Willybob

    Willybob A-List Customer

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    You mean the hide or the Aero color?
     
  4. Carlos840

    Carlos840 Call Me a Cab

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    yes and no...

    Shell Cordovan is equine leather, it's actually a muscle rather than skin.
    Any leather can be died Cordovan colour... CXL Steer Cordovan for example.
    Cordovan CXL is the colour of Cordovan, but it is not Shell Cordovan.
     
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  5. Lebowski

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    Ah, if about the colour only - O'k, but it's a bit kind of simplification of the main meaning then...
     
  6. zebedee

    zebedee Practically Family

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    Yup, was meaning the colour.
     
  7. regius

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    There’s a tannery here in Montgomery that offers eggplant/cordovan colored goat


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  8. Harris HTM

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    Actually, if not mistaken, shell cordovan is a membrane. In any case it makes an amazing (and expensive) pair of boots.
    Merry christmas and health to everyone!
     
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  9. red devil

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    This gets close I guess

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  10. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Would love to see that. Asro have had their goatvon black as well as russett/steer for a few years now. An oxblood/cordo shade would be very cool. Also wonder what a batursl goat eould look/ age like.
     
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  12. robrinay

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    If you search for ‘oxblood’ goatskin jacket a few Mall jackets appear. So a tannery somewhere in India or China is producing the leather.
     
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  13. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    I've always wondered how 'cordovan' has come to mean a particular leather, given that it's root lies in the French words 'coeur du vin', literally 'heart of wine', which surely refers to a colour
     
  14. robrinay

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    According to Wikipedia it’s (shell cordovan), derived from the word Cordoba, the city where it was originally made by the Visigoths in the seventh Century. Mind you I don’t always believe everything I read.
     
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