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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.
Just start with coarser sand paper and then smooth with a finer grit.  (Just as you would use sand paper in any other application)
Just sand it off with fine grit sandpaper and recolor it with shoe polish or edge dressing.  Does not need to be anymore complicated than that.
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