CHICAGO
06/23/2011 02:02 pm ET Updated Aug 23, 2011

Cogs In The Machine: Inside Horween Leather In Bucktown

It's probably safe to say that thousands, if not tens of thousands, of "in the know" Chicagoans drive by Horween Leather every single day and never give even a fleeting thought as to what's going on inside. And that's a shame, really, because what's going on inside is pretty damn amazing.

As a company, Horween's been in operation since 1905. It's been in its current spot there on the Chicago River since 1920--which is a hell of a long time. It's a family business, through and through.

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