I got mine and they were labeled Darlton. I believe Darlton is the "old" name - so yours were probably made after mine. Or vice versa, not sure... Nowehre on them does it say cordovan - indeed, it says calf somewhere in the little booklet that came with them - but they certainly feel like cordovan. And, after one wearing, they are creasing with the upwards "rippled" effect. They are definitely bulky. I would rather have the Alden or BB wingtips, which are much sleeker. I probably will get those sometime, but they never go on sale, whereas these were an amazing price.