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A while back we discussed how close Alden Cigar shell was to Allen Edmonds brown shell. My Allen Edmonds arrived last week and here's a side by side photo with my Alden Cigar shell Chukka's. I really can't see any difference IMHO. Those of you that were looking for Cigar shell belts. My AE belt also arrived and it too is the same as an Alden for a lot less. You have to custom order the brown shell belt from AE. It's not listed as an option, but you can custom order it. It will cost you $10 more for the custom order but its worth it. The buckle it comes with is nickel and nice quality.
Take them in the sun - you'll see a big difference.
Color 8 is king and that is a great-looking ensemble. But it is not even 9 am where I am, it is already 87 with what feels like 100 percent humidity and it has been this way for five days. It is a lot better here than other places, and the Winter here is too long, so I do not mean to complain too much.. A little heat for a while is a good thing.
But just looking at two Color 8 (dark eggplanty) combos in a row makes me feel hot. Let's see some Summer duds!
Me, too. I got some bad advice from Leffot that Grant sizes and Barrie sizes are the same. They aren't. That was an expensive lesson.