Loafers with tassels only for youngsters?

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  1. Willem

    Willem Active Member

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    Bought a very nice pair of loafers. Now my wife is in doubt. She thinks that the tassels doesn't fit with my age.[​IMG]
    She is a very lovely lady. But is she right? Are loafers with tassels not for me? (age 52).
    Please your reactions.
     


  2. holymadness

    holymadness Senior member

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    Never heard this before. I've always associated tassels with old men. [​IMG]
     


  3. jmix1

    jmix1 Senior member

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    Tassel loafers were made for 52 year old men.
     


  4. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Never heard this before either - in fact the common complaint is that they make people look old.
     


  5. Thurston

    Thurston Senior member

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    I'm going to wear tassle loafers today and I'm sure I'll get an 'old man shoes' comment.
     


  6. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    I'm going to wear tassle loafers today and I'm sure I'll get an 'old man shoes' comment.

    +1
     


  7. NaturalShoulder

    NaturalShoulder Senior member

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    Wear them well. I don't think they are for youngsters only.
     


  8. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I don't think it's true, but generally what I hear is that tassles tend to make you look older, not younger.
     


  9. Eagle

    Eagle Senior member

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    Buy them...wear them...enjoy them. I'm a bit older than you and have three pair of tassels in my shoe rotation...and am considering a fourth pair! [​IMG]
     


  10. Shoe City Thinker

    Shoe City Thinker Senior member

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    I'm in my mid-30's and I shamlessly wear my AE Maxfield tasseled loafers to work and to social events.
     


  11. ysc

    ysc Senior member

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    I would think tasselled loafers were associated with older people, not youngsters.

    That said young french ultra-conservatives wore them as an identifying mark at some point, or so I have heard.
     


  12. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    I get the "Old Man Shoe" comments all the time when I wear my Allen Edmonds Saratoga tassle loafers. I'm 23.
     


  13. southbound35

    southbound35 Senior member

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    Tassel loafers were made for 52 year old men.

    Young 52 year old men, specifically.

    As others have mentioned, they definitely have an "older guy" connotation.

    If you like them, wear them.
     


  14. WhatHeWears

    WhatHeWears Well-Known Member

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    Not at all; they're classic I blogged about a pair of multi-colored loafers from Gucci not to long ago, that also came in brown.
     


  15. doublebucklemonk

    doublebucklemonk Well-Known Member

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    Show your wife this pic from over at AAAC

    [​IMG]

    and remember, Esquire says he is the best dressed man in the world.
     


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