I wear shell belts - black, no.8, cigar, whiskey. Don't have ravello cordovan belt, but a tannish calf that I have is very close. I have the three piece belts and they are hardy as well as being nice looking.For what it is worth, for decades I wore calfskin belts of the colors of the shoes. I thought they looked fine, they were less expensive and certainly ore plentiful. The cordovan belts are akin to icing on the cake.