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Read pages from 3 years ago and beyond, and thats what it was like.  Not trying to be passive aggressive, but that is the best answer. Maybe a big part of it is that the landscape of Alden environment has changed, and this thread is merely a reflection of that?  I don't know, probably to a degree, but not the whole story. One example is that when someone suggests something or shares an opinion, half-a-dozen people immediately try to invalidate or disprove it. This is sort...
I suspect that he may be over this thread.  It's not what it once was, and I haven't even been around that long compared to others.
I guess I mean it in both ways.  They may be inter-related to a degree.  A large overlap between what is "cool" and what is "fashionable". Maybe you are a hipster since you don't want to believe that Aldens have become "cool"?
Yes, people start following the Alden thread on styleforum because Alden's are cool and they want to learn more about them and where they can find them.  They are not independent of one other.  (According to my theory) So you are suggesting that they are not any "cooler" than they were 5 years ago, people are just more aware them because of styleforum?  Not sure those are independent of each other either. As alcebiades points out, they have been getting PR from GQ and...
I was surprised at the pushback that I got from this statement when I made it.  Just look at the drastic increase in demand over the past few years.  What other explanation could account for it?
  Was gunna say this, but you beat me too it.  Basically, BB Tassels have it, alden standard tassels don't, and special tassel makeups may or may not. I never noticed the square vs curved, so good observation.
If I'm not mistaken, the full strap loafer has the foxing as well, regardless if it is by BB or Alden. Doesn't seem to be as exclusive of a feature as it once was.
Thanks for that! Sorry to hear that the fit didn't work out. I have a pair of the Navys on order. Can't wait after seeing these pics. Thumbs up for proper spoiler usage.  People in the alden threak can't seem to figure them out!
I recall someone posting a while back that Rancourt suggested using contact cement for this purpose, and revealed that it is what they use to glue them down at the factory. (available at any hardware store.)
Pics, please.
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