Horween Leather Company is Chicago’s only leather tannery. In fact, it is the only leather tannery in the state of Illinois. Nick Horween, Vice-President and fifth-generation tanner, spoke with me inside of the 138-year-old leather factory about Horween Leather Company’s latest collaboration with 3sixteen and Schott NYC. Nick worked closely with the designers at 3sixteen and Schott NYC to create a leather jacket capsule collection that only gets better with age. The cowhide leather looks black from afar, but it is actually a deep brown that, with time and wear, will chip off to reveal a lighter brown color underneath.