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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Oh true those peal boots are great.

    Do you have a shell longwing?
     
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    I personally only like agatine eyelets on rugged boots. Balmoral boots, IMO, look better with blind ones.
     
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    Yea, the RL Marlow.
     
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    oh nice

    I'm not really seeing a gap to fill...

    It's gotta be suede, but I still don't think it should be a bal boot.
     
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    why does sf hate tassel loafer?
     
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    Because tassels are a pointless and stupid thing to tack onto a shoe?
     
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    Kind of like cuff links?
     
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    I am a fan of the tassel.

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    Who puts cuff links on a shoe?
     
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    My mom really hates tassel loafers, but she doesn't post on here. I think of them as filling almost the same niche as dubmonks -- that wide middle range of formality. Maybe the tons of love for monks steals away the attention?

    I'd wear the right pair of tassels a hell of a lot. I have a pair of black ones that I wear because my service industry job requires me to wear black shoes, and a pair of super tacky moc croc Florsheims that lost a tassel at some point. A really classic pair would be great.
     
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    I have those shoes. I really like them.
     
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    Which ones are those, D? I'm a fan, and have been looking to fill that very gap in my shoe line up.
     
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    C&J for Barney's New York. Same as their Canvadish model, but the suede is slightly less red.
     
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    Let me rephrase that...
    Kind of like cufflinks on a shirt?
     
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    Cuff links hold a cuff closed. That style of cuff doesn't exactly work without them. Little dongles on a shoe? Not so much.
     
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    I don't know if you can reduce style and design to just functionality. What's the point of a pocket square? What's the point of a tie? What's the point of a boutonniere? What's the point of a penny strap? What's the point of a split toe? What's the point of a beveled waist? You could go on forever.
     
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    Yeah, why don't we all just wear onesies and have done with it.
     
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    Also, I've always assumed that the tassels did serve some sort of purpose once upon a time - they are connected to the strip of leather that runs round the bottom of your ankle, which once you would have pulled on to tighten, like a lace (you get the same thing - still functional - on boat shoes). At some point the laces gained tassels on their ends, because, you know, life's too short not to have tassels - or maybe they were to stop the knot slipping or undoing, or to stop the lace ends from fraying?. Those "string" loafers from Carmina that the Armoury sell I imagine as a bit of a throw back to an earlier stage in the tassel loafer's evolution.

    Sometimes you see otherwise normally-laced derbies with tiny little tassels on the ends of the laces too (not my cup of tea personally), and they are also de riguer with traditional ghillies under you kilt (if you've ever worn a kilt, you may well ask what is the point of trousers?)

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