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If you wear TASSEL loafers, what is your age??

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bellison, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Franky In T.O.

    Franky In T.O. Well-Known Member

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    I've always had a distaste for tassels and I've only noticed men over 50 wear them. I don't get them.

    I'm not asking in terms of being insulting, but rather am sincere... if you wear tassels, how old are you and what is it about them that is appealing? Is it a case of being traditional and were they more fashionable at another point in time and are considered a classic look today? Or is there some other reason for their appeal? How do you rank them with other shoes?

    I'm keeping an open mind so I'd love to hear what people have to say.
     
  2. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Well-Known Member

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    Wow, terrible poll design. This indicates absolutely nothing.
     
  3. Working Stiff

    Working Stiff Well-Known Member

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    They are quite fashionable right now. Lots of them on the Sartorialist. This year's Ralph Lauren had almost all the models in tassel loafers.
     
  4. rlx

    rlx Well-Known Member

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    I wear them with sportcoats, not suits (although I used to do that). I have Aldens in walnut calf and brown suede. Have had them in black, brown and tan calf and burgundy shell cordovan over the years. Great shoes. While I am in the (just) over 50 group, I've been wearing them since I was in my 20's. And yes, they are a part of the "attorney's uniform."
     
  5. lasbar

    lasbar Well-Known Member

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    Human or dog years?
     
  6. luftvier

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    I wear them with sportcoats, not suits (although I used to do that). I have Aldens in walnut calf and brown suede. Have had them in black, brown and tan calf and burgundy shell cordovan over the years. Great shoes. While I am in the (just) over 50 group, I've been wearing them since I was in my 20's. And yes, they are a part of the "plainttiff attorney's uniform."
    Fixed.
     
  7. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

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    I wore tassled loafers in my 20's and was ridiculed for it by both male & female friends & peers (1980s).
    In my 30's I wouldn't go near them.
    Now in my 40's I wear them again. I have several pair by Allen Edmonds and enjoy all of them.
    Only my Graysons in black calf are used for the office. The others get weekend use only.
     
  8. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    Fixed.

    [​IMG]

    And on topic, I have a pair of cordovan shell Aldens, and a pair of black calf AEs.
     
  9. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Well-Known Member

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    I do not wear them...and have observed in court, only old Judges and lawyers in retirement age wear them.
     
  10. sellahi22

    sellahi22 Well-Known Member

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    You should also poll people on their height. IMO, tassel loafers are best executed on a tall/slim/kinda lanky guy. The line between dapper and dowdy is especially fine with these shoes IMO.
     
  11. csheehan

    csheehan Active Member

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    I do not wear them...and have observed in court, only old Judges and lawyers in retirement age wear them.

    Though, the poll shows that more men under 50 wear them than those over 50. Of course, what it really shows is that the sample isn't random!
     
  12. dmac

    dmac Well-Known Member

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    I have BB Alden shell tassels which I wear frequently.
     
  13. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    I think the no-socks in this context is ridiculous, but overall it shows that tall thin people can pull off tassel loafers
     
  15. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    I think the no-socks in this context is ridiculous, but overall it shows that tall thin people can pull off tassel loafers

    I do the no socks look with a full suit all the time, usually with linen and always with tassels. I think it irks most people.
     
  16. eml4sker

    eml4sker Well-Known Member

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    24. They are the essential banker shoe.
     
  17. magogian12345

    magogian12345 Well-Known Member

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    Ugh, I hate them. I realize I may be in the minority, but they really are ugly.
     
  18. jabreal00

    jabreal00 Well-Known Member

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    Late 30s an up. I am in my early 30s and would never consider wearing them.
     
  19. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    24. They are the essential banker shoe.

    In what country?
     
  20. stant62

    stant62 Well-Known Member

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    In what country?

    I think they start out with the Gucci bit loafer and age into the tassel.
     

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