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  This happens to every belt I've ever owned.  I've heard some people say a "higher quality" leather belt will resist this, but I have a couple AE belts and this happens with them too. I took someone else's advice here and now I alternate the direction I wear my belt so that it never gets warped (it just means that half the time I'm wearing looping the belt clockwise instead of counter-clockwise).
 Ha don't worry, I checked ahead of time to see if they had any larger sizes (it seems on the RL website, 13D is the biggest they go).  Wasn't worried about you scooping me!
  At the risk of someone scooping up a pair from beneath my nose . . .  Here are the "model numbers" on the shoebank.  Do you know how to adjust for width/size based on altering the URL? Black calf: 91460SBrown calf: 91461SBitter chocolate suede: 91462SSnuff suede: 91463S
 All good points.  I think right now I probably don't have a big enough "niche" carved out for black casual shoes.
It continues indeed. I'm actually considering trying to see if I can fit into a D width Ralph Lauren Shanley (their new made by AE tassel loafer, essentially the Acheson I think) in dark brown, as they're $129 right now. I work as a physician in an outpatient setting where chinos/button down with white coat is de rigueur.  No tie.
 I suspect that yes, I would wear a casual black shoe more often than a dressy black shoe. However, I suppose I probably should hold off on any black wingtip blucher for the moment.  If I get to the point where I think "well, I have all the shoes I need for my collection/uses", then perhaps I will settle on adding a black longwing blucher. Of course, do any of us ever reach that point?
 Appreciate the helpful insight!  I would agree, this is something I probably just needed to be talked down from.
 Good points!   In the past I've considered the RL Sanderson in black (since I'm a big fan in tan/walnut and can get a good fit with an E width), but it is a bit more sleek and not quite the same level of "dressdownability" as, say, a black grain longwing like you suggest.  But, I'm always open to considering and trying new things.
Thanks to the fellas who helped out with my inquiry about brown gunboats.  Very helpful starting points - we'll see what I end up doing, will probably hold off on buying anything quite yet.   Another general question to the forum:  what's the consensus on black shortwing/longwing bluchers.  I've been indoctrinated to feel/believe that they are a bit of an oxymoron, as black should be reserved for the most formal of occasions (and thus most formal shoes).  I wear a lot of...
 He probably knew how to spell "utmost", at least.
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