Originally Posted by wdahab
I've seen #8 that looks that color, and there is a lot of variance in #8 shell. But really, the problem is that your picture is so low contrast, under exposed, and grainy that we can barely see any of the details in it, let alone color variations. Take a better picture in brighter light, so we can actually see the belt.
It was a quick phone photo in the evening.
the idea was that it was quite orange and lighter than my other shell by a full order of magnitude.
In fact... I will also show it next to Ravello, Whiskey, and AE's Walnut shell, and you will be able to see it is nearly as light as the Whiskey/Walnut.
I'll take a picture with a real camera in the sunlight later today.
Originally Posted by dddrees
There's the BIG difference between Rancourt and Alden, as Alden will add extra finishing to their #8 Cordovan shoes, boots, and belts.
I have an Alden Cordovan belt and it's a much better match for my Alden boots and the one pair of my Alden shoes.
While I agree with you that Alden refinishes, as I said in my post....
The color of the belt is not even close to the advertised color in the photos they have.
If I ordered a pair of shoes or boots from Rancourt and they came this color, there would be problems.
Not a single pair of color 8 shell shoes or belts is photographed even close to this color on their website.