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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Well I received my tassels back from Alden. They look fantastic.

Now I have a real dilemma. Do I keep them? I have the BB shell tassels in color 8 (which look exactly the same but with heel counter stitching), so I don't need two pairs of color 8 tassel loafers. However, I look at the color 8 tassels as the most versatile dress shoe you can own. You can wear with jeans, khakis or a suit. Your thoughts? Uncle Mac, what do you think? I could sell them (probably make a little money) and pick something else up. Perhaps a loafer on the Grant? Thoughts?

nephew,
i would keep the bb tassels because i like the foxing. i would sell or swap the other tassel for full strap in either #8 or cigar

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post #40337 of 89399
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nephew,
i would keep the bb tassels because i like the foxing. i would sell or swap the other tassel for full strap in either #8 or cigar

Thanks, Uncle. I have been thinking the same.
post #40338 of 89399
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

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  • Is leathersoul the only store that offers the six eyelet chukka (in #8 shell)

 

frans boone does also

 

http://www.fransboonestore.com

post #40339 of 89399
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Thanks, Uncle. I have been thinking the same.

let's us know what you decide to do
post #40340 of 89399
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
i do wear boots with suits like cap toe, nst and wt and black, #8, cigar and ravello. i noticed that sazon is wearing #$ cap toe with a suit

Indeed, I do get suited & booted at least 3 times per week: PT boots, cap toe boots, and WT boots.
post #40341 of 89399
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

let's us know what you decide to do

Will do. At the moment, I have an attachment to them and I am just going to put them aside. My first pair of shell tassel loafers served me for over 14 years and I wore them several times a week. Not sure I can let these go.
post #40342 of 89399
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Will do. At the moment, I have an attachment to them and I am just going to put them aside. My first pair of shell tassel loafers served me for over 14 years and I wore them several times a week. Not sure I can let these go.

nephew,
this should be your worst problem for 2013
post #40343 of 89399
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Well I received my tassels back from Alden. They look fantastic.

Now I have a real dilemma. Do I keep them? I have the BB shell tassels in color 8 (which look exactly the same but with heel counter stitching), so I don't need two pairs of color 8 tassel loafers. However, I look at the color 8 tassels as the most versatile dress shoe you can own. You can wear with jeans, khakis or a suit. Your thoughts? Uncle Mac, what do you think? I could sell them (probably make a little money) and pick something else up. Perhaps a loafer on the Grant? Thoughts?

I have the Alden for BB tassels in color 8 and I like them.

Your new ones, which turned out great, are quite similar - biggrin.gif - so I would suggest you get a different model.
post #40344 of 89399
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

^True on all counts.  Sorry for misquoting you.


Edit: While I am ballsy enough to wear LHS with a suit where corporate and local culture permit, I don't think I could do boot with a suit, even it it was a balmore boot.

Which do you think is lower on the formality spectrum, in the context of wearing with a suit?  For question's sake, we'll say cap-toe blucher boot or LHS.

To add another twist, what if the boot had a commando sole?

A captoe blucher boot on a leather sole is easily more formal than the LHS. Even if said boot had a commando sole I would consider it more formal than the LHS.
post #40345 of 89399
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


A captoe blucher boot on a leather sole is easily more formal than the LHS. Even if said boot had a commando sole I would consider it more formal than the LHS.

Yep. I can't think of a single situation where I could wear LHS with a suit and not feel out of place. With boots on the other hand, barring black-tie events, I can't think of a situation where a leather or dainite soled boot wouldn't be just as appropriate as shoes, assuming it's a sleek enough boot. This is especially true of balmoral boots, but even cap-toe blucher boots. 

post #40346 of 89399
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
this should be your worst problem for 2013

One can only hope!
post #40347 of 89399
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I have the Alden for BB tassels in color 8 and I like them.
Your new ones, which turned out great, are quite similar - biggrin.gif - so I would suggest you get a different model.

Thanks, SevenFold. I tend to agree, but I am going to put this decision off for a while.
post #40348 of 89399
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Thanks, SevenFold. I tend to agree, but I am going to put this decision off for a while.

Always good to sleep on it. nod[1].gif
post #40349 of 89399
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


I have the Alden for BB tassels in color 8 and I like them.
Your new ones, which turned out great, are quite similar - biggrin.gif - so I would suggest you get a different model.

 

Are the BB tassels also on Aberdeen?  

post #40350 of 89399
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Are the BB tassels also on Aberdeen?  

YES
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