Customer service claims that no mistake was made and that I was shipped the #8 belt ... needless to say, it is being returned.Sadly, it will likely be returned to the stock store for the next unsuspecting customer.
I ordered the #8 CXL belt from the stock sale and was surprised to find a belt that was lacking the rich red-brown tones featured in the #8 CXL belt and footwear campaigns
As you'll note from the picture, the belt more closely matches the cognac calf than the #8 shell cordovan.
Any comments from those who've received their #8 belts?
Aside from the colour, the belt itself is quite desireable.
I went with the Okayama Standards (OS) in a 32-straight for my first pair of Gustins. But even after a hot soak and machine dry, they’ve eased too much in the top block. If I were to order the OS again (or another denim with similar stretching potential), I could see myself downsizing to a 31-straight.
For those of you with the OS in your Gustin collection, would you say that it’s level of stretchiness is above-, below- or about average?