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Is there a cheaper decent alternative to the suede Alden tassel @ $516?

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by ClayShaw, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. ClayShaw

    ClayShaw Active Member

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    I apologize if this topic has been covered.

    I really like the Alden suede tassel, but I don't want to shell out $500. Is there a cheaper alternative with a similar look?


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  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Look round the shops/Google that type of shoe should help you.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I'm going to move this to Menswear advice, where the question and answers will benefit other members and readers.

    Cheers,

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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Where all have you looked? And what about the Alden do you like?
     
  6. ClayShaw

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    Mr Monty,
    Thanks. They look pretty nice. -CS
     
  7. ClayShaw

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    Claghorn,
    I like a suede shoe, and I also like the shape of the Alden, ie, not too round (I actually wouldn't mind it a touch more chiseled, but I'm guessing such a shoe would be even more money). Also, the Alden has a pretty substantial look- some loafers are too thin and slipper-ish for me.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Where else have you looked for alternatives (Loake, Meermin, Allen Edmonds, Carmina, Alfred Sargent, etc)?
     
  9. ClayShaw

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    Claghorn, to be honest, I took the lazy way out and was relying on the clear expertise of this site's members. Your suggestions are great- Loake and Meermin have options that look good. Thanks for your input.
     
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    I bought the Loake Lincolns on a whim and regret not going C&J. One of my tassels is slightly off center, there's a dab of glue near one of the side eyelets, and there's an extra thick seam in one of the shoes that rubs the outside of my heel when I walk. I also have a narrow foot, yet find that the toe box pinches a bit. Thoroughly unimpressed, but YMMV.
     
  11. ClayShaw

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    Johnsson, you'll have me at the Alden shop by Wednesday! All joking aside, I hear you- I've got a pair of C&J's and they are beautiful shoes. -CS
     

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