I would say 11+ is big. 12 is nowhere near average.
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The Official Alden Thread for 2016 - Share reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 386post #5776 of 107905/16/16 at 6:30ampost #5777 of 107905/16/16 at 6:51amQuote:
Depending on last I'm 13D or 13E
That is about as big foot as Alden gets, though TSM did run a few rare shell colors in 14D.
For most last sizes 13 works well for me in Alden. Viberg too.
Stevepost #5778 of 107905/16/16 at 7:42ampost #5779 of 107905/16/16 at 11:19ampost #5780 of 107905/16/16 at 11:45ampost #5781 of 107905/16/16 at 11:56ampost #5782 of 107905/16/16 at 11:58ampost #5783 of 107905/16/16 at 12:47pmpost #5784 of 107905/16/16 at 1:36pmQuote:Originally Posted by leadbelly2550
New shell cordovan belt to match my Alden shoes - a shame Alden isn't producing cordovan belts these days, but this is a beauty (in Color 8). 2 pieces of shell, calfskin back, nicely finished, robust, and the leather itself has an amazingly smooth feel.
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They (Rancourt) do make nice belts.
Like yours, my Rancourt Color 8 belt is more of a nice Ravello shade, as opposed to a color 8.
I think I recall that Rancourt self dyes their shell. (hopefully, I am not misspeaking)
I have non Alden color 8 shoes from a few makers, and NONE of it is the shade of the Rancourt belts.
I have color 8 from other makerspost #5785 of 107905/16/16 at 2:21pm
interesting comment made me look back at the photos. the colors in these photos are not the most accurate. the belt is laying on a fairly dark green carpet - each photo on the same piece of carpet, yet you can see that the colors are all over the place. my Alden color 8 shoes are in the burgundy/eggplant part of the spectrum, a bit lighter than eggplant - one pair maybe a year old, one a few years older thus a bit more faded. the belt is a bit further along the spectrum from eggplant to burgundy, but it's definitely not going to be mistaken for ravello, which (in my opinion) has a lot more brown tone to it than my shoes. (I have an Allen Edmonds cordovan belt that could, however, pass for ravello, depending on the light. one of the reasons i like cordovan as a leather is that propensity to catch light a little differently than a calfskin shoe or belt).
after i placed the order, knowing that the hues vary across different lots, i called Rancourt, spoke with someone about what i was looking for, and they specifically looked for a belt on the maroon/burgundy side of the spectrum. great customer service. i agree, it's not the same as Alden's color 8, but it's closer than the alternatives i looked at.post #5786 of 107905/16/16 at 2:32pmpost #5787 of 107905/16/16 at 2:50pmpost #5788 of 107905/16/16 at 2:51pmpost #5789 of 107905/16/16 at 5:39pmpost #5790 of 107905/16/16 at 5:51pm
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