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Those look fantastic GG. I need to get mine out the box and start wearing them. And remember, it's always happy hour somethere.
Penny loafer - G.H. Bass 1936:http://stylishlyme.com/stylish-academia/loafers-history-facts-and-style/And Spalding invented saddle shoes in 1906:http://www.keikari.com/english/a-history-of-saddle-shoes/This one discusses the origins of all types of loafers, including the Alden tassel version:http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/loafer-guide-penny-gucci-tassels-weejuns/
Great cop.
Thanks RTP, it was nice to pick up a great Alden shoe in shell that cost less than $765. Not sure about the snap last though. It's my size, just not sure how comfortable it will be.
MrDV, hopefully THAT's not Crew's plan - we'd miss you on the Alden thread.Crew has carried Red Wing, Russell Moccasin and Quoddy (and probably others) and I don't see them successfully competing with any of those shoe/bootmakers with Crew versions.
RTP, the sun really brings out the color tones nicely - you definitively should consider putting these into the summer rotation more often. Well done!
Originally Posted by JezeCHaha, who's going to buy Jcrew shoes if they tried to replicate Alden's exact shoes with similar price point?I think that's always been J Crew's MO - to have their own branded versions of popular items - button downs, polo shirts, pants, jackets, socks ... and shoes. Same as many retailers. I'm not a J Crew historian but the "J Crew in Good Company" marketing strategy was fairly recent. But an Indy rip off does seem a bit over the top. I...
When whiskey was readily available a few years ago I just wasn't interested, but it's grown on me the last year or two - especially the PTB and the short wing that RTP posted yesterday. In these times of prohibition you've got to go to great lengths if you want to drink whiskey.
Snap! These gently broken in snap lasted Alden for Brooks Brothers perforated cap toes arrived today, fresh off eBay. Don't know the seller, but I really like these babies, and appreciate the original box AND Brooks shoe trees. Way to make a buyer happy!
Those look SO good IC. Really makes me wish I had whiskey someplace other than just the liquor cabinet.
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