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Tassle Loafer-Dark Brown vs. Brown Suede

randallr

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I'm looking at the Alden tassle loafer and I'm struggling with what color to get.

They will be worn with anything from suits to jeans. I am 21 years old.


VS.
 

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if you're looking into AE seconds. vox is your man...
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
Have you tried PMing iammatt?


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Give me your advice! I think I remember seeing a picture with you wearing some dark brown calfskin loafers, with a tassel of course.
 

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Originally Posted by randallr
Give me your advice! I think I remember seeing a picture with you wearing some dark brown calfskin loafers, with a tassel of course.

I have both, also the same thing in black.

That would be my advice.

Other than that, I think that the reverse calf will come up more "modern" feeling from what I know about what you wear. There's a streetwear trend that has classic casual shoes done up in reverse calf versions, like the LL Bean Signature line.


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I vote dark brown.
 

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I have both but wear Brown suede more often, well, I reach for it more often.
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
I have both, also the same thing in black.

That would be my advice.

Other than that, I think that the reverse calf will come up more "modern" feeling from what I know about what you wear. There's a streetwear trend that has classic casual shoes done up in reverse calf versions, like the LL Bean Signature line.


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Thanks. If you were to have to chose one in your early 20's what would it be? Keep in mind, I want this to work with a suit and shorts.
 

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Originally Posted by forex
I have both but wear Brown suede more often, well, I reach for it more often.

In Alden or Polo?
 

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Originally Posted by randallr
In Alden or Polo?

They are both Alden. C&J has snuff suede tassels if you like snuff more. Brown suede is very nice too. I'd go with Brown suede if you want to wear them with suits, snuff suede is more casual.
 

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Originally Posted by forex
They are both Alden. C&J has snuff suede tassels if you like snuff more. Brown suede is very nice too. I'd go with Brown suede if you want to wear them with suits, snuff suede is more casual.

See, that's what I originally thought. When I ran it by my dad he kinda talked me out of it and pushed me more to the dark brown. I think both would work very well, but I have to make a choice. My one major problem with suede is that it sucks in nasty weather.
 

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Originally Posted by randallr
Thanks. If you were to have to chose one in your early 20's what would it be? Keep in mind, I want this to work with a suit and shorts.

I chose mine in my teens and continue to wear them. The black versions that Alden does for Brooks was probably my most commonly worn shoe in college, with black Weejuns and Guccis together a close second. Brown shoes were Topsiders and Bean camp bluchers. No sneakers, and seldom socks even in winter.

Yes: it was like that.


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If you're really 21, I'd look for something else entirely. What, you want to be Foo and age yourself 30 years?
 

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Originally Posted by randallr
See, that's what I originally thought. When I ran it by my dad he kinda talked me out of it and pushed me more to the dark brown. I think both would work very well, but I have to make a choice. My one major problem with suede is that it sucks in nasty weather.

I'd get both,they are both nice. One thing to keep in mind, Aldens are on Aberdeen last which is a narrower last, C&J cavendish is on 325 last which is a wider last.
 

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Originally Posted by teddieriley
If you're really 21, I'd look for something else entirely. What, you want to be Foo and age yourself 30 years?

Randy is already a weirdo, with weirdo charm. His retro bent seems to work for him, so why be a clone?


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