Funny, I was about to ask the same thing, only regarding Color 8. I just picked up my first shell Alden Color 8 LWB and I'm going to need a matching belt. Is a shell belt really necessary? Rancourt has a CXL Color 8 belt. What do you guys think?
I heard Alden San Fran recently got a few Color 8 Shell belts in. Also, Brooks Brothers seems to sell them.