box calf

box calf

box calf Word Origin noun

  1. a chrome-tanned calfskin with square markings produced by graining.

Origin of box calf 1900–05, Americanism; allegedly after Joseph Box, a London bootmaker British Dictionary definitions for box calf box calf noun

  1. black calfskin leather, tanned with chromium salts, having a pattern of fine creases formed by boarding

Word Origin for box calf C20: named after Joseph Box, London shoemaker

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