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I received these yesterday, courtesy of Alcibiades! This is my first pair of shell and I know this is going to become an unhealthy problem. At any rate, I love this thread and will continue to admire and envy some of you!

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post #40307 of 79479
^Grant last cap toes? Enjoy!
post #40308 of 79479
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Originally Posted by chipshot View Post

I know this has been covered a million times, but in a lace-up Aberdeen you go TTS? I am a 9.5D TTS and wear a 9D Barrie. I do however remember sizing down a half on the BB Cordo Tassel, hence the question. I am mulling over a NST which I have never owned or tried on. Thanks for your reply.

Aberdeen NST is TTS. Aberdeen slip-on, for me, is same size, but down in width.
post #40309 of 79479
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

No objection - I too find tassels classy. I have color 8 tassels with antique edging (BNelson).
However, the gent suggested he had a hard time finding slip-ons that fit, save for Grant lasted models. That fact, combined with various persons' struggles with the aberdeen, was the rationale behind my advice suggesting he retain both Grant lasted models, neither of which were tassels. Personally, if I were him, I would get a black shell tassel over the split-toe in question, but that wasn't the issue.
As for the "dressy" factor, I maintain the split-toe slip-on versus the tassels slip-on is mostly a toss-up, with a slight edge to the tassel. Having said that, the gent could wear either shoe with essentially any style of outfit save for a suit. I would wear neither with a suit. Indeed, I would not wear any slip-on with a suit. That, for me, is non-negotiable. Others see it differently. That is okay with me.

nephew,
good people can agree to disagree. you need to ride metro north fron ct to grand central terminal. tassels and suit were made for each other.
post #40310 of 79479
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Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post

Good day for ravello

nephew,
it is always a good day for ravello, you receive the email
post #40311 of 79479
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Thank you Uncle.  Love those Cigar WT's

nephew,
thank you
post #40312 of 79479
Aberdeen fits tts although I suspect many might prefer a wide fit. I'm tts 12D and take same size in Aberdeen. It's become my favorite Alden last because of the minimal creasing

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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

What can you do about closed speed hooks? I got a pair of Indys and they had one speed hook that was really closed, so I returned them. My replacement pair had two speedhooks that were bent down / closed -.-

nephew,
that is bad
are the indys going from a retailor or the company
post #40314 of 79479
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Its a shame the Barrie last won't work for me, I am going to have to settle for things like this. smile.gif

Maiden voyage.

nephew,
wear in good health your monks
post #40315 of 79479
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
good people can agree to disagree. you need to ride metro north fron ct to grand central terminal. tassels and suit were made for each other.

Tassels and suits were made for each other - for some people. biggrin.gif Don't get me wrong, it can look fine, I just don't feel comfortable doing it.

And ....

I find slip-ons - by their very design - inherently casual (sometimes business casual, of course, but casual nonetheless).

Traditional rules of fashion dictate that slip-ons (tassels, full strap, LHS, etc.) not be worn with suits. While I do not follow all traditional rules of fashion, this rule I do adhere to. Others don't, and I can respect that. fistbump.gif
post #40316 of 79479
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I am TTS in both the Aberdeen tassel loafers and the Aberdeen NST

the same for me
post #40317 of 79479
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Originally Posted by Al_Merick View Post

I received these yesterday, courtesy of Alcibiades! This is my first pair of shell and I know this is going to become an unhealthy problem. At any rate, I love this thread and will continue to admire and envy some of you!

wear in good health
shell is very addictive
post #40318 of 79479
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Aberdeen fits tts although I suspect many might prefer a wide fit. I'm tts 12D and take same size in Aberdeen. It's become my favorite Alden last because of the minimal creasing

nephew,
looking good in your ravello nst which is one of my favorites
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ravello nst boot
argyles otc
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If I want Alden tassels but don't fit into Aberdeen loafers, am I out of luck?  Any tassels made in the more generous lasts (Grant, Hampton, etc?)

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