Another day, another pair of shell cordovan shoes not labeled shell cordovan. Found on eBay this pair of Alden 990 plain toe blucher Oxfords. Retail new for $667 from The Alden Shop of San Francisco. Least expensive recent sale on eBay for used 990s was $180 on April 13. Median sale price $300.
This eBay seller lists the shoe material as “leather.” In the body of the description, the seller says there is some wording he can’t read. “It could say that they are cordivan (sic), but I don’t know that for sure.” I have to add “cordivan” as another search term for ways to misspell cordovan.
At the time of this posting, no bids on eBay item number 201099996376, with starting price of $99 and Buy It Now price of $199. Pair will probably sell — currently has eight watchers.