You know those shell cordovan lace-up boots you’ve been drooling over for the last year and a half? The one’s that you’re too afraid to pull the trigger on due to the price tag, yet tempted more and more each time you’re reminded that they exist? Yeah, me too. If those boots could ever be transformed into duffel bag form, and then multiplied by ten in substance (and price), you’d be left with none other than this new Kreis Shell Cordovan Duffel Bag.
For those unaware of how the leather legends at Horween process their hides, shell cordovan is the butt portion of the horse that is tanned, stuffed, and polished — a process that takes approximately six months. Each shell is hand-glazed to achieve the signature sheen that can easily be seen all over this bag, which, to put it plainly, requires multiple hides for construction.
It’s big without being bulky, and can easily house the essential travel necessities for a week spent abroad. While all of this may seem a bit over the top for an item that’s regularly subject to the trunks of dirty cars and less-than-careful baggage handlers at the airport, at least you can be sure it’s well-made and built to last. Hand it down to your kids, and their kids, and hopefully the next ten generations after them, too.
Available for $5,500 at Leffot.