Dan Cordova has been in love with leather for as long as he can remember. After two decades in the tanning business, his respect for the world's best leather materials is unparalleled — heck, his last name is Cordova, after all, the Spanish city from which Shell Cordovan originated ten centuries ago.
"When I make a wallet, I start with the best hides and simply try not to screw up something that starts so beautiful," Dan says.
"We only use Horween Leather, so our challenge is different: we have to respect and represent the materials we spend our days making. Our job at Ashland is to do justice to the leather."