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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    Thanks, Stewbone. That was really helpful. I did a quick search and didn't find that quote and not sure I would have. Much appreciated.
     
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    Has anyone here ever modified their Alden tassel loafers to remove the tassels? I'm fond of the shoe but not the tassels. I'd prefer a simple bow like this:

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    Remove black edging with sandpaper (very coarse). Wipe off residue and dust. Use AE chili edge/sole dressing applying only to about 5 inches of the sole at a time (be sure to wipe off excess dressing so there is no build-up and the finish is smooth), This will provide a medium brown/antiqued look, with a hint of red. :nodding: You will be sweaty before you are done. I have done it numerous times, sometimes using AE brown instead of chili.

    AE chili dressing is amazingly versatile, and I have used it for whiskey, ravello, and cigar shells, as well as for calf in walnut, chili, medium brown, and dark brown.

    I recently had a pair of color 8 shell tassels restored at BNelson with the JR package and had Nick replace my black edging with antique edging. It makes the shoe more casual, but that's okay with me. For my money, any slip-on necessarily trends towards casual anyhow.

    Good luck.
     
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    Bateman - what jeans? Also, my business cards are nicer.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks, 7-Fold. What you had BNelson do for your #8 tassels is exactly how I want the #8 PCT boots to look, with antique edging. When you get a chance, could you post a pic of your #8 tassels?
     
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    The Armoury I believe (not my photo).
     
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    i am bias, i like the tassel
     
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    cigar lhs
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    I like very much uncle! Are those antique edging or a dark brown?
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    thank you
    it is antique edging
     
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    one of the pairs i got this summer, done up with a red dainite sole.
     
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    I saw it last week in the men's store in SoHo. I'm not a fan of the Indy, but the brick soles worked well. One of the better Indy make-ups I've seen.
     
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    I will check tomorrow
     
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    Went to Alden of SF on a whim and found a new pair of shoes - Ravello Chukkas! Thank you Thomas! I also had a pair of LHS Color 8 come in too.
    My small collection
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