Our Core Values
We started John Candor to make the best of the talents God gave us, have the freedom to pursue our passions and provide good paying jobs for our local communities so they can do the same.
This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor... Eccles. 5:18
We pay higher prices to get better handpicked raw materials. All raw materials are sourced locally (US or Colombia).
Our products will last you for years to come and include our 3 year warranty.
For men just like us who want to look good, wear comfortable shoes and stand tall without breaking the bank.
Our certified leather tanners incorporate on-site water treatment plants that recycle, purify, and reuse the water needed for the curing and tanning process. Any unused water is returned to its original source in an even cleaner state.
How We Got Here
John Candor was cofounded by two friends. One is an Army Veteran who lives in Florida with his family, and the other is a former DFW Police Officer in Dallas, Texas with his family. He grew up in Colombia with his Christian missionary family that's been there for 3 generations. We're simple regular guys who want to share God's love and help our communities while enjoying our freedoms, new adventures, and spending time with family and friends.
Our mission is to make the best of our God given talents & help create good paying jobs for our local communities. We aim for timeless professional designs, functional & durable products. Quality over quantity. At the end of the day, we strive to make the finest leather goods & have customers for life. We don’t make decisions based on what is easiest or cut corners. We make decisions based on the old fashion belief of just doing the right thing & honoring our word.
At John Candor we value your feedback. We design our products and select raw materials in person because this gives us control from start to finish. For the final step we work with small family businesses who have decades of experience and employ some of the best artisans in their local communities.
How did we find them? On one trip to Colombia we discovered 3rd generation leather artisans using time-honored craftsmanship and rich materials to create exquisite leather products. What did we do? We partnered with them!
But we also discovered real-life challenges small family businesses in Colombia face following decades of civil war, narcoterrorism and COVID-1 pandemic. We are fully committed to supporting Colombia's economy with our business and other post conflict community-building initiatives while we build a brand that we and you can be proud to be a part of. This is why we picked the name Candor for our brand. Unfortunately, that domain name was already taken, so we put my name in front of it and got – John Candor
We love what we do and hope you become customers for life. Don't forget to spread the word. :)
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John Candor is a straightforward, honest, and sincere expression in how we run our business and bring our products to life.