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All,

 

I was wondering if anyone had some good recommendations for dress belt to match my Cordovan Color #8 SWBs.  I have seen some folks going with Allen Edmonds belts and was wondering if there any other recommendations.  The belt does NOT have to be shell.... in fact, I don't mind saving a few $$$ and going with calf.  I am just trying to find a nice one that matches.  I will most likely be ordering on-line if that matters.

 

Thx!

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All,

 

I was wondering if anyone had some good recommendations for dress belt to match my Cordovan Color #8 SWBs.  I have seen some folks going with Allen Edmonds belts and was wondering if there any other recommendations.  The belt does NOT have to be shell.... in fact, I don't mind saving a few $$$ and going with calf.  I am just trying to find a nice one that matches.  I will most likely be ordering on-line if that matters.

 

Thx!

Brooks Bros. has a few different belts available in burgundy.  Might not be your cheapest option, but it's at least an option worth considering.

 

Rancourt is another option.

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All,

I was wondering if anyone had some good recommendations for dress belt to match my Cordovan Color #8 SWBs.  I have seen some folks going with Allen Edmonds belts and was wondering if there any other recommendations.  The belt does NOT have to be shell.... in fact, I don't mind saving a few $$$ and going with calf.  I am just trying to find a nice one that matches.  I will most likely be ordering on-line if that matters.

Thx!

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Brooks Bros. has a few different belts available in burgundy.  Might not be your cheapest option, but it's at least an option worth considering.

Rancourt is another option.

Brooks Brothers and Rancourt would be my first two suggestions as well. I have the Brooks Brothers "Better Dress Belt" in burgundy and brown for when I need a dress belt and I have a color #8 cordovan belt from Rancourt for when I want something slightly more casual. I've seen the Rancourt CXL belt in color 8 and it would match the Alden color #8 just as well as the cordovan would. FWIW however, I think Rancourt's color #8 belts are slightly lighter than the Alden, but still match close enough for my tastes.
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Gents,
I’m going to be in NYC this weekend. And, I have a hankering for some shell on discount (!). I understand that Leffot has a sale and, if the website sale stuff is the same as the in-store , it’s a little underwhelming. Any, other Alden retailers have some discount stuff going on? Prefer Alden, but can also branch out to other makers.

I told my wife (and myself) that I would only pick up shoes if they were on sale shog[1].gif . Thanks in advance.
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You're right, it probably won't, but I encourage him to employ it none-the-less.

I personally don't care for heel protectors, however, I don't object if others decide to use them.  The rubber dovetail can be replaced for less than $10 IME, and that is worth it to me to not have to put a heel protector on my shoe.  To me, $10 every once and a while is a drop in the bucket compared to the initial cost of the shoe. 
I don't think you can get just the dovetail replaced, as least not here in NYC. Prices range from $20 - $40 to replace heel lifts (rubber to JR) in NYC from my experience.
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Brooks Bros. has a few different belts available in burgundy.  Might not be your cheapest option, but it's at least an option worth considering.

Rancourt is another option.

patrick_b uses an Equus dark brown belt with his #8. Not a match, but close enough for him. Personally I bought a Polo Ralph Lauren in a burgundy calf to go with mine. Think it was less than $30 on sale.
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Gents,
I’m going to be in NYC this weekend. And, I have a hankering for some shell on discount (!). I understand that Leffot has a sale and, if the website sale stuff is the same as the in-store , it’s a little underwhelming. Any, other Alden retailers have some discount stuff going on? Prefer Alden, but can also branch out to other makers.

I told my wife (and myself) that I would only pick up shoes if they were on sale shog[1].gif . Thanks in advance.

In general, I think it's going to be tough to find Alden discounted..
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Gents,
I’m going to be in NYC this weekend. And, I have a hankering for some shell on discount (!). I understand that Leffot has a sale and, if the website sale stuff is the same as the in-store , it’s a little underwhelming. Any, other Alden retailers have some discount stuff going on? Prefer Alden, but can also branch out to other makers.

I told my wife (and myself) that I would only pick up shoes if they were on sale shog[1].gif . Thanks in advance.

Do you have corporate card for BB? Otherwise Paul Stuart has some Carmina Shell on sale 2~3 weeks ago, good price in quite a lot size, though on the dressy side (only one model in two colors, austerity brogue balmoral). In general shell cordovan don't go on sale..., maybe you can call up the Mansion on Madison for Ralph Lauren to see if Marlow is on sale, but again I would be doubtful on that.
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Alden controls what their retail partners are able to do regarding sales. Quite frankly there isn't a need to discount Alden's sans a few obscure models. The product is in low supply and high demand. I'm afraid you may have to bite the bullet on this one. RL usually has a couple of sales per year where marlows can he had in the mid $500 range.
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Alden Madison occasionally has various models (like the calfskin cape cod) on sale, but it is unlikely you'll find a blanket sale on Alden shoes.
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Originally Posted by onehotchili View Post

All,

I was wondering if anyone had some good recommendations for dress belt to match my Cordovan Color #8 SWBs.  I have seen some folks going with Allen Edmonds belts and was wondering if there any other recommendations.  The belt does NOT have to be shell.... in fact, I don't mind saving a few $$$ and going with calf.  I am just trying to find a nice one that matches.  I will most likely be ordering on-line if that matters.

Thx!

I purchased my dress belts from Epaulet. They have a good variety of colors and I am very happy with the quality.
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Gents,
I’m going to be in NYC this weekend. And, I have a hankering for some shell on discount (!). I understand that Leffot has a sale and, if the website sale stuff is the same as the in-store , it’s a little underwhelming. Any, other Alden retailers have some discount stuff going on? Prefer Alden, but can also branch out to other makers.

I told my wife (and myself) that I would only pick up shoes if they were on sale shog[1].gif . Thanks in advance.

Are you going to have a car in NYC?

The Shoe Mart is about an hour drive from the city. 3 Berkeley St, Norwalk, CT 06850

I haven't been there yet but I'm told there are deals be found in person...unless you are a 12D then please don't go.
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Are you going to have a car in NYC?

The Shoe Mart is about an hour drive from the city. 3 Berkeley St, Norwalk, CT 06850

I haven't been there yet but I'm told there are deals be found in person...unless you are a 12D then please don't go.

well if he is going to do that, might as well just get onto the "Seconds" list for shoemart
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