Originally Posted by Bakes11771
I'm looking for a 35mm Black Cordovan Belt - Nickel Buckle.
SF said they only have 28" and 44".
NY said they are hard to find, and that Alden stopped making them a year and a half ago. (however, I was able to get a cigar belt from SF over the summer when the received that unexpected shipment of exotic shell belts
Haven't gotten in touch with DC yet, but the gentleman at the Madison location said that he heard from customers that Brooks Brothers has shell belts. I saw some on their website, but they had an etched buckle. I am not sure if they have a more conventional version at the Brooks Brothers on Madison, so thought I would post here to see if anyone knew what he was referring too?
Pics would be a plus!
Thanks in Advance.
At one point (early 2011-ish) I ordered a black shell and a burgundy shell belt from BB (the conventional version). I ended up sending them both back. After a simple try-on, the belts had the look of being stretched, and quite used. In short, I was not satisfied with the quality or the perceived durability. But I would imagine some here have had better experiences with shell belts from BB. As your post implies, it is worth pointing out that Alden does not make shell belts for BB.
Also, I am not a huge fan of the multi piece method that is necessarily used for shell belts; I personally don't care for how it looks in comparison to a one piece calf belt.