The Model 2 Cordovan is a riff on our M2 Classics; our simple, stylish go-to straps for all seasons. Here, the utilitarian design is rendered in beautiful Shell Cordovan. Otherwise, it's the same unlined, 2-piece design, cut with a slight taper. The edges are raw, letting them gain a nice patina, and the knots are hand-tied out of thick braided waxed cotton cord for a crafty, hand-made finish. We used both a fixed metal loop as well as a wide leather band for keepers, creating a rugged detail that hints at military straps.
Shell Cordovan is widely considered one of the finest leathers available. Made in small batches by only a handful of tanneries, this Equine leather is veg-tanned over a 6-month period and hand finished with gorgeous, bright pigments. We source our Shell Cordovan from Italy.