Made with traditional methods (and a few logical modern production upgrades), Horween leather is the material du jour for menswear staples of all kinds. With both durability and a patina that wears just so, it’s an artisan leather that works particularly well as a strap material for both vintage and new watches. Before you scoff at the “a” word, consider this: Chicago-based Horween is the longest continuously operating tannery in America. If that’s not worthy of pairing with your watch, what is?
Charlbury QR Horween by Geckota $42
Chromexcel Olive by Crown & Buckle $60
Cordovan Passthrough by Wood & Faulk $65
Shell Cordovan Padded Black by Fluco $68
Black Chromexcel NATO by Friday & River $85
Model 2 Premium by Worn & Wound $95
Plausable by DaLuca $145
Honey Horween Deployant by B&R Bands $145
Lined Shell Cordovan Strap by Leffot $160
Natural Single-Piece Shell Cordovan Watch Strap by Hodinkee $170
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