The Capybara/Carpincho animal is probably one of the ugliest things known to animals. It looks like a giant rat and it’s like the size of a dog. But their hide sure does make a pretty cool pair of gloves or shoes! I have always wanted a pair of each but they are not that inexpensive and now I need to be saving for a house and not clothes. One day soon!
The latest pair of shoes/boots that I have seen in this unique hide is a pair of piped chukka boots by Spanish bespoke shoemaker Enrile. You normally only see it come in this rust like shade but I think that it would be pretty damn cool in a navy or dark green, or better yet a nice, strong burgundy! But I am unsure if any tanneries have yet to have gone so bold on the coloring of carpincho�leather. Hopefully one day soon!
For those ever in the South of Spain, be sure to check out Enrile’s workshop in Seville.
A great weekend to all!