We use several standard types of leather for all of our camera and guitar straps, including Horween Chromexcel and Crazy Horse style leather from several great tanneries. The following is a brief summary of the types of leather we offer and the colors currently available.
The REAL cool part of Crazy Horse is the finished side. During finishing, its LIGHTLY sanded. So it is still a full grain leather, with most of the character left on the top, but is has a very slight matte fuzz to it. It makes for a velvety, soft texture that is a great feature for all leather goods, especially straps.
Tasman Leather Group is a tannery located in Heartland, ME in the USA. They make a variety of leather, specializing in chrome tanned and vegetable tanned (Thoroughbred Leather in Louisville, KY). Tasman is a family owned company that was started in 1947 making it 71 years old! Tasman produces 160,000 sides of leather a week...that means that 25% of ALL US cattle comes ends up coming through a Tasman facility.
Many people's first exposure to Horween is via Chromexcel which is used in several brands of men's boots including Wolverine 1000 Miles and Oak Street Bootmakers boots. Another common introduction to Horween is via the highly coveted Shell Cordovan leather.