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Is that the Leather Soul makeup, flex welt snuff suede? I have the same boots, love them.

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Is that the Leather Soul makeup, flex welt snuff suede? I have the same boots, love them.

Yes! Very comfortable!biggrin.gif
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Does anyone wear tassel loafers these days, (Uncle Mac notwithstanding)? Thinking of getting the BB cordovan tassels. I like the full strap loafer but after trying a couple different sizes, the Aberdeen last does not work for me with a vamp that low (heel slip). Thought maybe the higher vamp tassels would be a good trade. But tassels?
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Originally Posted by g.michael View Post

Does anyone wear tassel loafers these days, (Uncle Mac notwithstanding)? Thinking of getting the BB cordovan tassels. I like the full strap loafer but after trying a couple different sizes, the Aberdeen last does not work for me with a vamp that low (heel slip). Thought maybe the higher vamp tassels would be a good trade. But tassels?

I've decided to stick to penny loafers myself, but I've seen a few non-mac posts with tassels here. Not as common as the LHS though.
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For what it's worth, I am normally an E width and I fill up every bit of the width in my Indy boots. I purchased a few D width Barrie-lasted shoes and, while they are fine at the beginning of the day, they are uncomfortable by the end. If you are a true E width, the D width Barrie will not work for you. I also have an E width barrie, which fits great in the forefoot but a bit poorly in the heel (unless I wear very cushioned socks).

Thanks for the insight.
I'll try out the D width and see how it goes.

I just don't want the bulge on the side of the shoes where my foot pushes the leather out. ..some cases beyond the sole.
I've noticed it happening on a few other shoes baldy[1].gif
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That was it! No batch variations, no spilled edge dressing, just a toe crease (maybe when the last was removed from the shoe?) Lucky, right?

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I've decided to stick to penny loafers myself, but I've seen a few non-mac posts with tassels here. Not as common as the LHS though.

Tassel loafers are the coolest. My uncle wore a pair to my grandma's funeral. Black suit with red socks and black shell tassels. Looked amazing. The only time i'd buy cordovan in black...too cool

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Tassel loafers are the coolest. My uncle wore a pair to my grandma's funeral. Black suit with red socks and black shell tassels. Looked amazing. The only time i'd buy cordovan in black...too cool

I also saw a bunch of black shell tassels at this year's yom kippur services at the mark taper forum...

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want

are those natural or whiskey
and where are they?
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Originally Posted by g.michael View Post

Does anyone wear tassel loafers these days, (Uncle Mac notwithstanding)? Thinking of getting the BB cordovan tassels. I like the full strap loafer but after trying a couple different sizes, the Aberdeen last does not work for me with a vamp that low (heel slip). Thought maybe the higher vamp tassels would be a good trade. But tassels?

In truth I don't wear mine very often (but, frankly, I don't wear any of my loafers very often). But I do have them - Alden for BB color 8 (with antique edge by BNelson). I went down one width in my regular Aberdeen size to guard against heel slippage.
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Originally Posted by g.michael View Post

Does anyone wear tassel loafers these days, (Uncle Mac notwithstanding)? Thinking of getting the BB cordovan tassels. I like the full strap loafer but after trying a couple different sizes, the Aberdeen last does not work for me with a vamp that low (heel slip). Thought maybe the higher vamp tassels would be a good trade. But tassels?

I have ravello tassels and love them. I've had difficulty with cordovan penny loafers because of my high instep (had to sell some Ralph Lauren Marlows, haven't been able to fit comfortably in any Alden LHS), but the Aberdeen tassels are probably my best fitting Aldens. They may seem old fashioned, but its how you wear them. I wear them both with suits and with khakis/jeans/shorts.
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Originally Posted by poena View Post

Thanks for the insight.
I'll try out the D width and see how it goes.
I just don't want the bulge on the side of the shoes where my foot pushes the leather out. ..some cases beyond the sole.
I've noticed it happening on a few other shoes baldy[1].gif

This "bulge" may happen if you get a D width. It has happened on some of my D width shoes. I don't mind it, but if you do, D may not work well for you
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Tassel loafers are the coolest. My uncle wore a pair to my grandma's funeral. Black suit with red socks and black shell tassels. Looked amazing. The only time i'd buy cordovan in black...too cool

They're definitely a classic style. I've just personally decided that, for now, they aren't for me. I imagine I might feel differently in 10 years.
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are those natural or whiskey
and where are they?

Natural CXL from Alden DC
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