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post #38986 of 46974
I was lucky enough to score some brown shell Strand seconds. They are beautiful, but as you can see in the pictures, the right shoe is lighter than the left. I prefer the lighter color. Am I being too picky, or is this a legitimate concern? Would using Reno be able to lighten up the left shoe some? Thanks for your input and guidance.



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Call me crazy but I would leave as is. I like that effect. Anyone who understands the patina process can appreciate. A little funky. Makes for a cool conversation piece.


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For those interested in the different shades of Chromexcel (with a Dublin thrown in for good measure):

 

Left to right: 1573 Natural Chromexcel, 3119 Golden Brown Chromexcel, 1020 Brown Chromexcel, 1608 Cognac Dublin

(The pull-up that's obvious in the Natural is from bending the samples to take the second photo). 

 

 

Same samples folded over to show pull-up.  Top to bottom: Natural, Golden Brown, Brown, Cognac Dublin 

 

 

The Natural is beautiful, but the pull-up is considerable, producing a distressed appearance in most applications.  The Dublin is a bit thinner and shinier than the rest and displays the least pull-up. 

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For those interested in the different shades of Chromexcel (with a Dublin thrown in for good measure):

 

Left to right: 1573 Natural Chromexcel, 3119 Golden Brown Chromexcel, 1020 Brown Chromexcel, 1608 Cognac Dublin

(The pull-up that's obvious in the Natural is from bending the samples to take the second photo). 

 

 

Same samples folded over to show pull-up.  Top to bottom: Natural, Golden Brown, Brown, Cognac Dublin 

 

 

The Natural is beautiful, but the pull-up is considerable, producing a distressed appearance in most applications.  The Dublin is a bit thinner and shinier than the rest and displays the least pull-up. 

You're right ... for me is that I prefer the natural ... these beautiful images which tell you a lot.

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Thank you, Gianni.

But thank you for showing all these beauties!

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Has anyone found a good belt to match AE's walnut color? I own one AE belt and am not impressed so trying to find one elsewhere. Just looking for a simple dress belt with a silver buckle. Thanks.

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Townley Tuesday - but it feels like a Monday

 

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Has anyone found a good belt to match AE's walnut color? I own one AE belt and am not impressed so trying to find one elsewhere. Just looking for a simple dress belt with a silver buckle. Thanks.

Going through the same thing right now. Purchased a tan Perry Ellis from Lord and Taylor over the weekend. Its slightly darker, but pretty close.  However, I just ordered the arrow creek walnut from AE when I saw it was on sale, so plan to return the other.  Were you not impressed by the color or quality of the AE belt? I had read that they weren't really worth the 100+ they charge but for 70 seemed like a decent deal.

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"Shell" Townley's? MTO? They look great:fonz:

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For those interested in the different shades of Chromexcel (with a Dublin thrown in for good measure): 

 

Thanks for posting this - very illustrative.

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Originally Posted by scrolls View Post
 

Has anyone found a good belt to match AE's walnut color? I own one AE belt and am not impressed so trying to find one elsewhere. Just looking for a simple dress belt with a silver buckle. Thanks.

Going through the same thing right now. Purchased a tan Perry Ellis from Lord and Taylor over the weekend. Its slightly darker, but pretty close.  However, I just ordered the arrow creek walnut from AE when I saw it was on sale, so plan to return the other.  Were you not impressed by the color or quality of the AE belt? I had read that they weren't really worth the 100+ they charge but for 70 seemed like a decent deal.

 

I own a bunch of the AE belts.  Not to sound too much like a fanboy, but quality-wise they seem just fine to me, the colors match well, and I don't think the list prices are out of line for "Made in the USA".  I too am curious as to what about them the OP found lacking.

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I own a bunch of the AE belts.  Not to sound too much like a fanboy, but quality-wise they seem just fine to me, the colors match well, and I don't think the list prices are out of line for "Made in the USA".  I too am curious as to what about them the OP found lacking.

Do you happen to have an Arrow Creek style?  I was curious how it differed from the standard calf and if it could be worn either as business casual or dress.

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I own a bunch of the AE belts.  Not to sound too much like a fanboy, but quality-wise they seem just fine to me, the colors match well, and I don't think the list prices are out of line for "Made in the USA".  I too am curious as to what about them the OP found lacking.

 

The quality of the AE dress belts is very nice.  The usual knock on the AE dress belts is that they are fairly wide and not as elegant as choices available from other sources.  I have a few of the AE wide dress belts and they do not get extensive wear as I tend to prefer the belts I've purchased from Brooks Brothers for roughly the same price ($80-90).  I'm also in a suit several days a week, which is why I prefer a slimmer dress belt.

 

As for OP's question, I would look at some of the affiliate vendors, Meermin or C&J (ordering directly from the UK).

post #38999 of 46974
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"Shell" Townley's? MTO? They look great:fonz:


They are from the "Style Forum Enabler Collection" actually. :lol: I was browsing on here one morning when word that the Cleveland AE store had Shell Townley's for $299. I called and I got 'em!

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Has anyone found a good belt to match AE's walnut color? I own one AE belt and am not impressed so trying to find one elsewhere. Just looking for a simple dress belt with a silver buckle. Thanks.

I wear this deerborn wait belt w my kennies. Seems to match well enough.

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