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My tassel fell off. (Can I call it patina?)

chrisb0109

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So one tassel fell off as a result of the leather cracking. Is that a common fix? I imagine matching leather would be hard to find.

Pre fall off





I thought about a dark suede to replace all 4 (or the three that are left) as a last resort.
 

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Does it look like it could be stitched back together and then reattached?
 

chrisb0109

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Originally Posted by alliswell
Does it look like it could be stitched back together and then reattached?

Unfortunately the tassel is wherever it fell off, a location I am not privy to.
 

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No-one will notice, don't worry.
 

alliswell

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Originally Posted by chrisb0109
Unfortunately the tassel is wherever it fell off, a location I am not privy to.

Call it sprezzz.... and move on.
 

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It'll be a bit awkward when someone does look down and see only 3. I'd consider replacing them with the suede as you suggested.
 

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My deepest condolences to you and your family.


Perhaps you could replace the orphaned tassel and the remaining ones with some golden silk tassels, like the ones you would use to keep curtains in place? Would look very avant-garde to the brown leather!

By the way your shoes look fantastic. I like the shape of the last, the stitching and the color. Which brand/model is it?
 

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I suppose I'll just wear them lop-sided for now, and continue to contemplate a fix. I guess my thought that a shoe repair place might have a stock of replacement tassels in a variety of colors is far fetched?




Originally Posted by CashmereLover
My deepest condolences to you and your family.


Perhaps you could replace the orphaned tassel and the remaining ones with some golden silk tassels, like the ones you would use to keep curtains in place? Would look very avant-garde to the brown leather!

By the way your shoes look fantastic. I like the shape of the last, the stitching and the color. Which brand/model is it?



Thank you. I think I will pass of the gold versions.


The shoes were purchased second hand. They are branded "Bennies Shoes".

I assume this refers to the Bennie's Shoes in Atlanta. I'm not sure if they still have their own label, but I believe they are re-branded Johnston and Murphy.
 

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Write the people who sell them, and ask about where the shoes are sourced. If J&M, contact them about a replacement tassel.

Or just call your shoe repair guy. They'll probably have some idea as to where to find a dark brown tassel.
 

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You could always just cut one off of the other shoe.
 

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Originally Posted by TRINI
You could always just cut one off of the other shoe.

Agreed. Easiest, cheapest, best-looking fix.
 

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With my luck, whichever one I don't cut off will break off the next day.
 

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