Sunday, January 9, 2011

Spring Radar - Tassel Loafers

So my early spring call for footwear is the resurgence of the Tassel Loafer.  I'm really feeling the low aesthetic of the shoe paired along with slim trousers and denim... think this image:
Which is a Alden loafer in a color that I can't find, or would already own. Anyways, I think this (typically) dress shoe is well suited for a warm day around town and transitions seamlessly into a night out.  I know these aren't anything new, and I'm sure some of you already own some great tassels, but for most guys this can be a nice step out of boat shoes and into something with a bit more style.

10 comments:

A Financial Statement said...

The Barker Black's are straight "flossy"...but I'm lovin' the 4th pic (Cigar Shell joints) for functionality purposes not to mention the contrastin' close heel welt and sole that give it that extra pop.

Ryan E. Plett said...

Mine as well, it's all about the contrast/lighter sole for me... it makes such a simple shoe into a statement... for sure loving the cigar.

Silk Regimental said...
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Silk Regimental said...

#1 and #7 get my vote for classy! I love tassle loafers - my favorite kind of shoe. Good luck!

ThoughtsOnStyle said...

question, where are your khaki's from?

gpt said...

For the older gentleman, tassels could work well should they be carried with the same discerning distinction tassels should be carried with. But for someone under 30, tassels look like you're trying to hard to push the whole ivy league look even further. I've worn them, and one wear later, cut them straight off- much happier without them.

Ryan E. Plett said...

thoughtsonstlye- those arent my pants or shoes, I'd like them to be like the post says, but I cant find them, sorry.

gpt- to each is own, I'm going to give them some time, thanks for reading!

Nicholas said...

Have you been able to find any in snuff suede? I've seen them in the picture above and on Close Up & Private before but never for sale. The RL Darlton (by way of C&J) are nice looking but shell might get pretty swampy in the summer months.

vespajg said...

Maybe with Khakis or a summer suit or sportcoat/pant combo, but a bit too dandy with denim if you ask me. And I already know no one is asking!
Seems that others are looking at the tassel look this year as well...but it just feels too much like a forced next step in the "wear what your father used to wear" aesthetic.

Nicholas said...

The Crockett & Jones Cavendish looks like a great snuff suede tassel loafer, and may be the shoe pictured above, in case anyone was still looking.