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Originally Posted by grizzlybear View Post


those pants are so insanely ill fitting


Silence your illicit tongue, knave. This is not the place for your youthful tomfoolery. 

post #54842 of 122416
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Bucksfan, kudos my friend. Absolutely an outstanding ensemble. Nicely pressed slacks, properly cuffed I might add, complimentary argyles, and hitting the pavement with what some might say are the quintessential Alden shell loafer, introduced I believe by Alden in 1947 as Mac recently reminded us. I too dress very conservatively, but I haven't had a tasseled loafer since you were in pre-school. All the great tassels being posted lately are pushing me closer to joining your club. Now, if I could only find a pair in Ravello.

Thank you, I particularly like Alden's take on the tassel loafer.

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Lookin very good bucksfan...  These are classics that can be worn by men of any age, imo.

Thank you, I agree.
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Bucksfan, looking good as always. Just when I thought I'd try to be done buying Aldens this summer, you've made me feel the sickness again. Guess I have to follow Mac's advice on color 8 being king and tassels definitely being the way to go. Thanks for helping me make up my mind!

Good luck! Now just decide whether to get the alden or brooks brothers version (the bb version has foxing on the heel)
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew
looking good in your tassels

Thank you!
post #54843 of 122416
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

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.  

 

 


There are some legal circles (i.e. NYC) that view the black (or color 8) tassel moc as a must-have to a lawyer's wardrobe. I wish I can remember where the article I read on this came from, but it did suggest that the tassel moc was a standard part of an NYC lawyer's "uniform."  To each his own my friend....  No need to be hostile.  That said, I agree with everything you posted.

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


There are some legal circles (i.e. NYC) that view the black (or color 8) tassel moc as a must-have to a lawyer's wardrobe. I wish I can remember where the article I read on this came from, but it did suggest that the tassel moc was a standard part of an NYC lawyer's "uniform."  To each his own my friend....  No need to be hostile.  That said, I agree with everything you posted.

nephew,
from my experience, in the 1960's and 1970's the bb version of the tassel in both #8 and black were seen in both the white shoe law firms and the investment bankers
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Thank you, Uncle.
The first pic I am leaning far forward to take the picture. The second pic, I am sitting awkwardly in the edge of a chair to take the pic.  However, if you are such an expert tailor that you are able to discern the fit of my pants from these two pictures, then I will have to concede to your judgement.  They are the same size as all of my other pants, all of which seem to fit fine.  Neither of my sisters have commented on the fit of my trousers, and they would not hesitate to do so given the opportunity.

Appreciate your eagerness to help though.

I'd say trouser fit often comes across less than accurately in the shoe-centric photos on this thread. It's a hazard of the photo style.

Still a good thing you didn't post in the pants thread, anyway. smile.gif

And the LHS look very nice in cigar. I'm really a fan of these in all the colors.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


nephew,
from my experience, in the 1960's and 1970's the bb version of the tassel in both #8 and black were seen in both the white shoe law firms and the investment bankers

 

Motion 12(b)(6) on all other arguments. Thanks, Uncle Mac.

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

ravello ptb
argyles otc


These are outstanding.
post #54848 of 122416
Uncle Mac how many times have the revello ptb been worn and how old are they?

They look fresh out of the factory.
post #54849 of 122416
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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Motion 12(b)(6) on all other arguments. Thanks, Uncle Mac.

Motion GRANTED.
post #54850 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Hill View Post

These are outstanding.

nephew,
thank you
post #54851 of 122416
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Originally Posted by justsayno View Post

Uncle Mac how many times have the revello ptb been worn and how old are they?

They look fresh out of the factory.

nephew,
the shoes are several years old and are sparing worn
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

ravello ptb
argyles otc

 

Awesome color on your Ravello PTB Uncle Mac. Are these a C width? They look sleeker than usual or may be just the photography.

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Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post

Awesome color on your Ravello PTB Uncle Mac. Are these a C width? They look sleeker than usual or may be just the photography.

nephew,
thank you
d width
post #54854 of 122416
Last night I channeled my inner Mac and did some work on my whiskey PTBs. Not as stellar as Mac's Ravello but I'm pretty happy with the results:


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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Last night I channeled my inner Mac and did some work on my whiskey PTBs. Not as stellar as Mac's Ravello but I'm pretty happy with the results:
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nephew,
good looking whiskey with good shine
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