REALLY digging this stuff today Gents.
Keep up the good work!
Actual cordovan options are the ideal, obviously. But if you are looking for something more rugged/available/affordable, the burgundy flavor of bridle leather from Equus Leather is a nice compliment to color 8. I am just noticing he has a couple of suede belt offerings--gonna have to get one to match my new tan dovers.
Charlie and Dawn are a pleasure to work with, and like some other things (GlenKaren, Chuck Pinnell) I really like getting things directly from the people who make them.
Alden makes a king shell belt. A lower-priced alternative would be a burgundy shell belt from Allen Edmonds. With some patience, the latter can also be found in second-quality for even less.
Edit: Rancourt also makes shell belts.