Spring Business With A Tassel (or two…)

Thanks, CrackedCrab

I’ve always been a big fan of tassel loafers. While not as formal as oxfords/captoes/wingtips, they are more formal than penny loafers. While I’ve seen these worn with suits (and personally think that is a fine look), I like them with dress trousers and a sport coat. Tassel loafers do more to dress up an outfit than one would think – and the ‘clack’ of the tassels lets ’em know you’re coming…

Here are some of my favorites:

The Shells

1. Polo by Ralph Lauren Darlton
2. Black Alden for Brooks Brothers
3. Cigar Alden for Leathersoul

The Suedes

4. Crockett & Jones
5. Snuff Alden for Ben Silver
6. Alden 666 Brown Suede


The Fancies

7. Crockett & Jones Black Langham
8. Barker Black
9. Crockett & Jones Tan Langham

Images: Google Image Search – mostly from AAAC
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  • manifolddestiny03/22/2010 - 2:13 AM

    Great post, I think a pair of tassels will be at the very top of my "to buy" list once I secure gainful employment.ReplyCancel

  • Laguna Beach Trad03/22/2010 - 12:34 PM

    Magnificent! Tassel loafers are one of my favourite shoes. Very versatile. Footjoy used to make a good pair too.ReplyCancel

  • longwing03/24/2010 - 10:15 AM

    1 pair is all I can use but I love them. Alden No. 8 shell. I'll wear with any creased pants I own.ReplyCancel

  • RWG Jr03/28/2010 - 9:25 PM

    Great Post… What's your take on horsebit loafers? Here is an example:

    Alden: http://www.aldenshoes.com/DrawOneShoe.asp?CategoryID=143ReplyCancel

  • Bow Tie Guy03/29/2010 - 1:45 AM

    I'm partial to C&J, but have only had one pair from J&M, Deerfield II, back in my younger days. Winsome picks…especially the Alden. I am beginning to wonder why I wear anything but great dress shoes. Each time, regardless of apparel, compliments are forthcoming. I do love my topsiders though.

    BTGReplyCancel

  • memory disorders05/17/2010 - 5:49 PM

    Very interesting blog.. I love the business, is my life… And now I will go tu start with my oun company… I so Happy!!!ReplyCancel

  • DAM05/25/2010 - 8:28 PM

    J, et all- I have the "british tan/cognac" Peal & Co tassel loafers and am always confused as to what color belt. Any thoughts? And besides "british tan/cognac" where would you procure such a number?ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous01/10/2011 - 2:05 PM
  • buy Cialis02/01/2011 - 6:08 PM

    I'm also fan of the style because it's so formal, the perfect style when I'm going to the office, actually I'm thinking on buying one pair of every style of them.ReplyCancel

  • Colin05/24/2013 - 9:37 AM

    Hello i love your choices of tassel loafers, do you have many pairs?

    ColinReplyCancel

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