Another mislabeled eBay find for shell cordovan lovers. Iconic Alden for Brooks Brothers #772 shell cordovan tassel loafers, first made for BB by Alden in 1957. Found with a proprietary advanced search and doubt this pair will make it to the end of its scheduled close at 2:57 p.m. PDT June 4.
What the pictures reveal:
* Top photo shows folds and creases of shell cordovan compared to wrinkles of leather
* Side view shows Style # 772 on shoe insole sidewall. Simple Google search of “Brooks Brothers shoes 772” confirms these are shell cordovan
Opening bid of $50, Buy It Now price of $100, three watchers per hour. Retail new from Brooks Brothers at $650. Recent eBay auction median price $179.99 for BB shell cordovan tassel loafers with 100% sold close rate.
Sum total of item description: “These are worn and have been resoled. Cordovan leather has a deep and dark burgundy tone to it.” Brevity has its place, but not when describing shoes of this world class quality.
eBay item number 221454343243, found here: http://tinyurl.com/krpv5mg
As always, enjoy.