In a stroke of REALLY good luck, I found these Alden for Brooks Brothers 662 tassel loafers on Ebay for a STEAL. $39 BIN. In my size. I couldn’t say no. I have a serious tassel loafer problem. And that problem is that I don’t own every option available. We’re getting there…
The listing said that uppers are in really good condition (they are), but that they’ll need to be resoled in the next year or so. Well, we’re there, and I’m ready to send these in for a resole.
This time around I’m going with B Nelson in NYC. They get rave reviews on StyleForum, and their prices are comparable to Alden. What really made me choose B Nelson is their turnaround time. I put these in the mail on 10/9, and based on what I’ve read, I’d be surprised if they aren’t back on my doorstep in a week. So far, the process has been really easy. I chose the ‘Standard’ resole package, as I don’t need shoe trees or flannel shoe bags, but did opt for the upgraded JR sole and heel re-craft. Much nicer leather soles and heels.
As I mentioned above, they have been packed up and on their way to NYC. I’ll report the ‘after’ when they get back…I do love the before and after stories.
Anyone have any experience with B Nelson? Let’s hear it…