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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 3655post #54811 of 1224167/10/13 at 12:36pmpost #54812 of 1224167/10/13 at 12:57pmpost #54813 of 1224167/10/13 at 12:58pmpost #54814 of 1224167/10/13 at 1:12pmpost #54815 of 1224167/10/13 at 1:16pmpost #54816 of 1224167/10/13 at 1:21pmpost #54817 of 1224167/10/13 at 1:32pmpost #54818 of 1224167/10/13 at 1:33pmpost #54819 of 1224167/10/13 at 2:14pmpost #54820 of 1224167/10/13 at 2:21pmQuote:
Hello blue collar,
the original Poster from the British government shows "Keep calm and carry on" in 1939 in the UK - actually hip these days
Joachimpost #54821 of 1224167/10/13 at 2:28pmpost #54822 of 1224167/10/13 at 2:56pmpost #54823 of 1224167/10/13 at 3:17pmQuote:Originally Posted by JermynStreet
Disagree, aldenwear. I think black tassels are a step below the formality of black balmoral cap toes. I think glenjay had a chart on his blog of the formality rules, usually more seams = less dressy. Tassels only have one seam (on the upper) whereas NSTs have four, at least.
First, the writer wasn't asking about black tassels. He was asking about color 8. Second, who is glenjay and why would "glenjay" have any authority on the question? Third, who says seams is the be-all-end-all criteria for dressy?
What about last? For example, take the Alden barrie last PTB. There are no seams at all. But the roundness of the shoe makes it less than dressy for many whereas the same shoe on a sleeker last -- plaza, for example, makes the otherwise same shoe more formal.
What about ornamentation other than seams- like tassels or brogueing? I have always heard that more brogueing, less formality.
What about laces v. slip-on?
What about welt? Color of the welt or edge? Leffot makes the Alden Barrie last PTB even less dressy than the regular Barrie last PTB with an antiqued welt.
And let's be honest: as good-looking a shoe as the Alden tassel loafer may be, how in the world can you take a flopping tassel seriously? I mean, the shoe is called a mocassin -- the essence of casual. If you have one shoe for needs that include business, how can a tassel be the choice?
Of course, the answer really is to avoid a debate that is inherently subjective, and get all three.post #54824 of 1224167/10/13 at 3:59pmpost #54825 of 1224167/10/13 at 4:41pm
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