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Blackbird in Seattle has/had one...I have a pair and I love them- very versatile and probably my most worn boot except my #8 Indys:
A wonderful addition/alternative to the LWB many have come to know and love. I have the Ravello version of this shoe. The shoe is sleeker than its LWB conterpart - mostly due to the absence of the storm welt.
Obviously I don't know where he got his, but here are two places on the web for interesting colored shoe laces. Think the first is having a bit of a father's day discount as well.
Frans Boone offers a large variety of colors, probably the largest choice for Alden on the net.
I noticed that Rancourt carries a Color 8 CXL belt :
I did not know that the Color 8 was available in CXL -
Does anybody know if Alden has ever done a Color 8 CXL shoe/boot, and has pics? I am curious to compare with the Color 8 Shell -
I don't know the answer to the Alden question, but figured I would relate my experience with the Rancourt #8 belt.
I received the Color 8 CXL belt a few months ago and it's very nice. The leather is supple and the color looks great. I purchased it as a potential match for my #8 Alden cordovan LWBs, but it has not worked out since the CXL is fairly matte. I have found that the calf Madison and Manistee belts from Allen Edmonds are a better match for Alden cordovan shoe since they have a shiny glow to them.