Shell Cordovan vs Cordovan Leather
A word to the wise . . .
The word "Cordovan" does not always guarantee that you are purchasing a genuine shell cordovan leather product. Because of the famous red-black of real shell cordovan at its best, other leathers (cow-based) are sometimes dyed to a similar color and tagged "cordovan." Please note that this use of the term refers to the dye color only, and does not indicate that a product is made of horse-rump, circular-shell, soft, supple, durable, beautiful shell cordovan leather. Don't be tempted by lower prices if you're looking for shell cordovan. You might think you're buying the best for less and ended up buying less for what its worth.