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There is no quality difference. While I personally have the color 8 BB version (Snap) of the 2160, a guy can't go wrong with the factory 2160 (Aberdeen) either. I have the Aberdeen version in black shell (2161) and ravello shell (2259).
I visited the alden san Francisco store last week. Larry provided excellent customer service, you can tell he loves aldens as much as we do. I bought a cigar belt, the wider 35 mm. They have a couple bigger sizes left. They have whiskey size 40 and 42, and cigar 42. I wear size 36 belts, and bought the last size 38 they had. its a little longer, but fits nicely. I considered getting a whiskey as well and having it sized down, but didn't. is it bad that I enjoyed the alden store as much or more than the other touristy attractions?
Slightly off topic but owning the Alden x J.Crew #8 PCT boot, I thought this was interesting. I was browsing the latest J.Crew catalog, and was surprised to come across some Alfred Sargent for J.Crew footwear. There was a WT boot, a LWB and a double-monk. All in mahogany calf and $515-$550. Looked quite nice.
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As others have said, this is an outstanding combo. My EP brown houndstooth pants are with the tailor right now, can't wait to pick them up and start wearing them. All I need is the Ravello Brixton to come in and I'll be all set!