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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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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).

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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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I only own one AE belt (a black classic wide or w/e it's called) and it started cracking after only a few wears. Compare that to Trafalgar belts that I own and there's no cracking after ~2 years of wear. Unfortunately they don't have a walnut color that I think would match.

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Woot! Shaker Heights MTO passed inspection and on its way! Hopefully we'll get a stretch if good weather this weekend so I can enjoy it!
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TSM sells some belts by the name of JC COLE. They're made in the USA and look pretty awesome (besides being on sale). I haven't bought one yet, but I've been seriously contemplating the Natural CXL one.

 

http://search.theshoemart.com/search?keywords=JC+COLE&btnSearch=GO

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Does anyone own a shoe in the cognac Dublin?  Can anyone comment on its water resistance vis-a-vis Chromexcel?  I may run a test regardless....

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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.

 

Funny how some people say the same thing about AE shoes (e.g., too "blobby").

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