Originally Posted by Henry Boogers
Agreed on the toe shape for me, it is somewhat reminiscent of the RLPL Mackay in my humble opinion.
I followed a GVH auction for the Alton's in my size that went for ~$85 over the Fourth of July weekend. I feel ashamed for not picking them up, but there is something.....off about that style for me.
How about belts to pair with these? Would everyone reach for a suede belt or would calf be acceptable?
I have a Robert Talbott suede belt that I bought from STP. Through good fortune, the color and nap of the suede are almost a perfect match for my Altons. It's a little wider than the usual dress belt, but not outrageously wide. I always wear the suede belt with suede shoes, but I have a pair of mixed calfskin/suede Grenson shoes from the last Bennies sale. It's not clear whether a calfskin or reverse calfskin (suede) belt is best, but I always wear a calfskin belt with them, primarily because I don't own a suede belt in the right width to be a true dress belt.