Just a reminder to anyone reading this conversation, Shell cordovan is horse hide, not calf. Its only horse. Specifically the butt and no other part of the hide. Horween of Chicago sources its horse butt hide from Europe where the horse is still raised for food. It is processed in the USA, the rest of their Chromexcel leather is cow hide sourced from the USA. There are other processors in other countries that process shell cordovan and the rest of the horse hide for other items. I read that Peru raises horse for leather goods as well and that Japan is a heavy consumer of horse hide leather goods.
Anyway if you want a Shell Cordovan Wallet or belt check out Coronado Leather in San Diego, Simple and good. They use Horween's shell cordovan and chromexcel cow hide. www.coronadoleather.com