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    Okay guys, I have been lurking for a while, and am hoping you may be able to help me out. I picked up the light grey/white Florsheim by Duckie Brown saddle shoes from the Clad sale, and now I need to track down a belt to match. Any suggestions?


    http://www.cladmen.com/on-sale/the-saddle-shoe-30.html


    Also, a few months back I picked up a pair of Sperry Boat Oxfords in Sahara and have yet to find a belt that matches those either. Would love to hear if anyone has had more luck than me.


    #2


    Not sure you need to match a belt with those... Is a medium brown okay? I really don't know the rules on unusual leather colors.

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      #3


      RHS: I have no idea where you'll find a leather belt in those colors, but finding a canvas belt should be a snap. Check thrift stores first since they usually cost $2 and seem to have an abundance of unusual colors. Heck, I even have a canvas belt in that color (that I found at a thrift store). I'd just give it to you except it's pretty wide so it probably wouldn't suit your needs.


      A good illustration for my point, but lose some of the baggage:

      http://plaidout.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/saddle-and-khakis.jpg?w=500


      Also, anything that covers a belt like a sweater kills the necessity for a belt, altogether. Something to keep in mind if you're anxious to start using your shoes and you haven't found a belt yet.


      And heaven forbid if you decide that you can't make those shoes work, you can always have them professionally dyed at a cobbler.

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        #4


        Come to think of it, I'd expect you to wear the shoes with a light, casual ensemble so maybe you could wear a canvas belt that matches some other piece of what you're wearing like your shirt.


        A multi-colored canvas belt:

        http://www.bolots.com/bmz_cache/5/5a967c1c48e86bc2ab774f3b2a79fd2b.image.340x340.jpg


        Ignore the jorts and picture a red polo and khakis:

        http://mediaext.djnetworks.net/media/729/400/files/7294004.jpg


        Turn these shorts into pants, make them sky blue, pink, or something similar, and you have a "super-prep" knock out punch:

        http://www.bestylish.org/blog/wp-con...lph-lauren.jpg

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          #5


          Hmmm... I originally thought the shoes were whiter than they are at second glance. Finding a khaki belt should still be relatively easy, but try to find one in person rather than online. There are so many variations of the color.

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            #6


            Alan, thanks for all of the input. They are definitely a more casual option, and the idea of a canvas belt never even crossed my mind. Now that you mention it, I already have a sailing belt of sorts that will be perfect. The shoes are actually more of a super light grey, so finding matching leather is going to be tough...

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