Can you get rid of shoe tassles/fringes?

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  1. gefinzi

    gefinzi Senior member

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    Tomasso Senior member

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    Is it possible to get rid of tassles without destroying the shoe?

    Those are called Kiltie loafers. The shoe was made to accommodate them and their removal would be problematic. First, it would look bad if the kiltie was simply cut off. Then if you opened up the seam that secures the kiltie, and removed it entirely, I don't think that you could simply resew the seam, you would probably have to deal with some excess leather. I wouldn't mess with them.
     


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    stach Senior member

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    You could probably use an exacto knife and very carefully cut the fringes away, but they would never look absolutely perfect.
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I think they're totally cool with them.
     


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    I think they're totally cool with them.

    Absolutely!
     


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    You should leave the kiltie on or pick a different shoe.
     


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    medwards Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    And a good choice would be the Edward Green Montpellier...
     


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