• Goldens

    Prep Essentials  

    "Having the right pet is as important as having the right polo shirt...it is allowed to contradict in its behavior every established rule and value of the prep household."

    —Lisa Birnbach, The Official Preppy Handbook

    Wonderfully good-natured, golden retrievers can always be praised for bringing the neighbor's newspapers to the breakfast table undamaged and scolded for digging huge holes in the rose garden.

    May 27, 2011 | Permalink (25) View/Leave Comments

    Derek left a comment on 9/28/2013 at 4:56 PM:

    Goldens are the best.  Had one growing up.  I used to ride him like a horse around the yard.  He was a natural duck dog too.  Took to birding without a bit of training.  I’ll get another one day.  Can’t go wrong with any retriever.

    Ann left a comment on 11/23/2011 at 8:40 AM:

    Just discovered your blog, so fun! I’ve noticed there is no standard dog, or even pet for the prep set. Some people like wolfhounds, mastiffs, afghans, poodles, great danes, some (like us because a friend at the polo club introduced us to how docile they are) like greyhounds, german shepherds, huskies (an old horse show friend introduced us to how friendly they are), jack russels, king charles, pugs, corgies or labs, etc. It is like horses, some people like TBs and some people like WBs and some prefer cobs, to each their own! And one old prep friend loves birds… we love our critters in all shapes, sizes and kinds! One old family friend kept 20 horses and 8 dogs and a chinchilla, well because she could! The dogs had their own caretaker and most of them were mutts she found on the streets throughout her travels and brought home…

    My Affair with Michael Bastian left a comment on 6/14/2011 at 1:39 AM:

    Awwwwwww…. http://affairwithmb.wordpress.com/

    DSB left a comment on 6/6/2011 at 10:11 PM:

    Golden Retrievers are nice but if you’re looking for a hypo-allergenic non-shedding dog then purchase a Goldendoodle. Great dogs. I have one and he is so sweet and well behaved.

    tammy left a comment on 6/1/2011 at 8:30 PM:

    I am the proud “mother” of a wonderful Golden Retriever.  He is smarter, kinder, and more polite than a lot of people.

    Justin K. left a comment on 5/31/2011 at 1:37 PM:

    My in-laws have two Goldes from when my wife was still in school.  One would bring you a towel when you walked in the door while the other would show you the toy he wasn’t going to let you have.  Our Rhodesian loves to chase them while they’re chasing a ball.

    OldGeorgetowner left a comment on 5/31/2011 at 11:13 AM:

    Phew, ok.  Thanks for clearing that up.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love Goldens, Labs and all the preppy dog breeds but there is just something more prep. about rescuing a dog these days.  Maybe someday it would be nice to see the young preps adopting this cause.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 5/31/2011 at 11:05 AM:

    @OldGeorgetowner—I don’t believe anyone here has indicated they are against adopting a recuse golden or lab.

    OldGeorgetowner left a comment on 5/31/2011 at 11:00 AM:

    I’m so confused.  ‘80’s prep advice about dogs still holds true yet ‘80’s prep advice on how to dress is old and frumpy.  I thought some might choose adopting a rescue golden or a rescue lab.

    trailer trad left a comment on 5/29/2011 at 6:14 PM:

    Growing up, I had a Golden named Alex. He was snarky, ill-tempered and cowardly. KIDDING! He was great.

    Suzy left a comment on 5/29/2011 at 4:25 PM:

    Hiya im from the uk and been following your blog for a while now, i think its awesome and it gives me inspiration. I have one small request and was wondering if you would please consider, i have recently had a baby boy hes 4 months old. I love the preppy style and im obsessed with get him preppy outfits, i definately would love him to dress and cant wait to buy him a a rugby herringbone jacket! However i do need inspiration and i was wondering have you considered doing a preppy kids style section? Would be awesome if you could do something like that!

    Aldana left a comment on 5/29/2011 at 2:59 PM:

    That’s a beautiful dog (the one i want to get)... and the boots look so cute.  :)

    SKIP left a comment on 5/28/2011 at 10:02 AM:

    If only most people had the great disposition that Goldens have. They always make me smile. Great pic.

    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 5/28/2011 at 9:20 AM:


    My tortoise, Digby, was also good-natured, though he could be a bit annoyingly selfish at times.

    He could always be counted on to hog the chaise lounge catching the summer rays.

    I scolded him when he ate his lettuce and veggies too fast.

    NPHAF left a comment on 5/28/2011 at 5:13 AM:

    Dog looks great, too bad I’m allergic.

    G.S.O left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 9:56 PM:

    Gun dogs are the best.
    I have a Hungarian Visla

    Also tiny handbag-dogs are not prep.

    Natalie J. left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 9:44 PM:

    What a beautiful dog! I love the location of the white on the face - precious.

    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 7:06 PM:


    Andrea left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 6:21 PM:

    I LOVE this picture / post. Thank you for putting this up. . .  can’t get enough of goldens.

    Tyler P. left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 6:15 PM:

    I have a golden. She’s really fat and has a thyroid problem, but I still love her.

    DJ Joe Dubb left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 5:47 PM:

    Having one of these beautiful dogs is a MAJOR part of why I’m excited to leave apartment life for home ownership!

    NWR left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 5:08 PM:

    Somewhat similar to an article in the latest GQ.

    KGC left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 4:55 PM:

    I am a sucker for dogs. Love them.

    Holt left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 4:00 PM:

    I must say, that is a beautiful golden! Someone is a lucky owner. :)

    Campbell left a comment on 5/27/2011 at 3:50 PM:

    Four Goldens later, I’m still smitten.


  • Taking the Jump

    Prep Essentials  

    Ancestry, pedigree, the family tree—the muses behind the adornment lining the walls and corridors of any preppy’s house. It’s not simply art, but more importantly it is history—your lineage. The oil on canvas portrait of great grandfather hanging in the hallway reminds you of where you came from. Never mind he is a complete stranger to your children, cultivating cognizance of your family tree, no matter how idiosyncratic, is fundamental in remaining grounded. After all, it is nice to know where, rather who, the silver came from. But nothing says “cultured” like oil on canvas paintings of your ancestors’ equestrian pursuits.

    "Taking the Jump" by Samuel Alken, Jr.

    Mar 4, 2011 | Permalink (4) View/Leave Comments

    Kenneth left a comment on 3/8/2011 at 11:16 AM:

    As a southern gent my wife and I have managed to accumulate a fairly decent collection of ‘folk” art as well as some oil paintings from street artist in Europe. These paintings speak about who we are and where we have been. It doesn’t take a lot of money to treat your walls and your eyes kindly. There are art shows year round in every city with affordable art. It’s not snobbery it’s simply having the class to bother. walls. Same with your house as with your clothes, nobody cares whether they came from ebay or the thrift as long as the effort is there.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/7/2011 at 8:28 PM:

    @H.K. Rahman—Find a way to make it your own while still accumulating pieces that you like.  The key is to allow your walls, art and photos to share with visitors who you are.

    H.K. Rahman left a comment on 3/7/2011 at 8:10 PM:

    What about all of us who weren’t born white and privileged?

    styleomnibus left a comment on 3/7/2011 at 4:55 PM:

    I respectfully disagree.  There is, in my view, nothing more regal and singularly distinguishing than the portrait of a distant ancestor.  It is the surest mark of an exceptional pedigree.  It is a shame that I won’t come into them until my parents pass! 



  • The Ivy Look

    Music & Books | Prep Essentials  

    JP Gaul has long had a fascination with American clothing styles of the 1950s and 1960s. Together with Graham Marsh, they have collectively pulled together an entirely personal edit of what they consider to be quintessential Ivy in The Ivy Look. Gaul and Marsh approach the era through the personal lens of cinema, advertising and modern jazz. Filled with vintage advertisements, black and white photographs of the Kennedy brothers, Hoffman and McQueen, the paperback digs deep in the archives to produce a comprehensive guide to the genuine article. The right shoes, shirts and jackets, it’s all laid out for the curious dilettante and Ivy fiend alike.

    Though The Ivy Look is equal parts reference manual and cultural history book of the clothing and accessories that dominated the American male dress code from 1955 to 1965, by far the most enriching thing I gleaned from The Ivy Look is my new-found appreciation for jazz music. I have since been spinning Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong after already enjoying modern acts Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Raphael Saadiq.

    Feb 10, 2011 | Permalink (6) View/Leave Comments

    JOE MORGAN left a comment on 11/29/2013 at 8:50 PM:

    Love the blog!  Can you please tell me what kind of penny loafers you have in the photo with actual pennies inserted in them.  I am trying to guess, but doubting myself.  I am sure they are not Alden shell cordovans, but maybe Alden calf??  (not the original Bass Weejun for sure since I love shoes and can tell just at a glance they are too “sturdy” and thick for a Bass.  They also look like a true Goodyear welt.)  Sure, they could be an older Edmond or some other brand, I am just very curious.  Thanks!

    Paul Kim left a comment on 3/19/2011 at 5:59 PM:

    Fred, would love to get your take on classic books for preps.  like the stuff we read in prep school.  the great gatsby comes to mind as a quintessential prep book.

    khordkutta left a comment on 2/11/2011 at 10:04 PM:

    FEC you are full of suprises, Saadiq and Dap Kings huh?  Major Props!

    Kionon left a comment on 2/11/2011 at 9:15 PM:

    I’m afraid I’m with Christian of Ivy Style on this one. You’ve read his take on it by now, so I won’t reiterate what he has summed up so well.

    But yeah, nice pictures.

    Christy left a comment on 2/11/2011 at 5:10 PM:

    Received this book at Christmas from Mr. Hudgins. Pocket-sized. Great vintage ads. For the Reference Library.

    Hannah B. left a comment on 2/11/2011 at 4:33 PM:

    Oh, I’m going to have to get this book! Husband & I are married today because of Ella Fitzgerald! Don’t you just love that era when more than 25% of the population tried to look & live stylishly?


  • Letterman

    Top Drawer | Dress Code | Prep Essentials  

    Photographed in Dallas, TX (enlarge)

    Noteworthy: varsity letterman jacket* (vintage color transfer), burgundy tassel loafers, green moleskin jean.

    *courtesy of Gant Rugger

    Jan 17, 2011 | Permalink (43) View/Leave Comments

    James Emanuel left a comment on 2/11/2014 at 8:18 PM:

    Fred, have you seen this photo? I couldn’t help but think of this post after stumbling across this product on American Apparel’s site


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 12/5/2012 at 1:06 PM:

    @David & SCD—You can always shop vintage. The fit might not be spot on but you might find them for $200.

    SCD left a comment on 12/7/2011 at 2:03 PM:

    do you know where i can get a nice wool boys letterman from? brooks brothers had a good one but it disappeared from the sale.

    HLN left a comment on 9/3/2011 at 4:59 AM:

    Love the blog as always. Quick question. What’s the sizing like on the gant varsity jacket, what size do you wear? Thinking about getting it online. Thanks HLN

    David left a comment on 8/26/2011 at 11:33 AM:

    I love the varsity jacket and hope to get one this fall season.  The $1000 price tag on this Gant Rugger is pretty hefty.  Anyone know of alternatives or if RL or Rugby will release a good wool one?  Thanks.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/15/2011 at 10:15 PM:

    @Smoove—Ralph Lauren.

    Smoove left a comment on 6/15/2011 at 10:03 PM:

    I realize I am extremely late here, but I was just browsing through the archives. Where are those Green Jeans from?

    Breathless left a comment on 2/1/2011 at 8:29 AM:

    Loooove this look. And especially the shoes.

    Alexander left a comment on 1/27/2011 at 1:23 AM:

    This look seems like a great culmination of a lot of different sartorial choices you’ve been shooting. The loafers/no break combo green pants is spot on, might raise a few eyebrows across campus.

    On a side note I’ve enjoyed seeing this blog grow into a place for decent conversation of men’s fashion and it has really helped to guide my clothing choices over the last few months.

    Keep up the good work and thanks for the inspiration.


    Kieran left a comment on 1/19/2011 at 3:32 AM:

    I cannot believe you bought those Aldens on ebay. What a find - they look absolutely fantastic. But then again, my grandparents bought me some years and years ago on a New England holiday, and they haven’t aged a bit.

    FSF left a comment on 1/19/2011 at 2:22 AM:

    I hope it isn’t too late to contribute to this thread but I must say this entire look - from head to toe - is a study in PERFECTION. Quick question, Fred, what did you layer beneath the blue oxford? A crew or v-neck or henley tee? Or did you just opt for a bare neckline?

    bunny left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 11:30 PM:


    Trailer Trad left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 8:21 PM:

    You’re on a roll. Strong look.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 4:28 PM:

    @bearjew—I wear a Timex Easy Reader with a variety of nylon watch bands.

    bearjew left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 4:25 PM:

    Great pic! Really love your watch and want one myself. can you please tell me Brand and Modelname?

    Dwayne Johnson left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 11:19 AM:

    Great look!  I love it!

    Andy M. left a comment on 1/18/2011 at 8:34 AM:

    Best men’s post on here maybe ever.  I’m not going to partake in the university jacket comeback, but it’s well executed here and everything else, E28 5-Series included, is smashing.

    PAS left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 11:38 PM:

    Absolutely smashing the game FEC. This is the best post/look to date. Continue the good work.

    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 11:14 PM:

    Great picture! I love the entire look from the loafers to the hair. Every detail!

    Bernard left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 11:07 PM:

    This is my first time commenting but ever since I have stumbled upon this website I have been in complete aw of all your postings, opinions and as well as your personal looks.

    With that note, I love this outfit and as a result of liking it so much I ended up buying similar looking pants from RUGBY!

    David left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 10:54 PM:

    Excellent look Fred, I really think it’s time for the letterman jacket to make a comeback and Gant Rugger kicked it off perfectly. Also glad to see your new 535 make it into a photoshoot!

    Wes left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 9:59 PM:

    i love the loafers styled this way…theyre dressy, but come off more casual in this look. Also love the glasses

    Richard Ross left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 5:34 PM:

    You were killing it that night. I think Sara’s pants helped set the look off even more.

    The WASP Nest

    chris W. left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 4:16 PM:

    By far my favourite look from you!

    Campbell left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 2:19 PM:

    Far from disliking the sock-less look, I merely assert my blizzard-beaten jealousy. Looks great, mate.

    john lexington left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 1:29 PM:

    love the car! last of the great 5 series!

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 1:06 PM:

    @MPM—I use Bed Head (for men) Matte Separation Workable Wax and go 3-4 days between washing my hair.

    MPM left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 12:55 PM:

    Love this look. What hair product do you use? You always have that perfect styled coiff.

    Connetiquette left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 12:18 PM:

    Definitely one of my favorites.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 12:08 PM:

    @Al—My oxford and rugby are by Rugby Ralph Lauren. My initial thought on layering a short sleeved rugby over an oxford is that the oxford would need to be short sleeved as well. Try it out for yourself.

    The Boss left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 11:58 AM:

    Good call on picking up that varsity jacket—ties the whole look together.

    Al left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 11:53 AM:

    @FEC, this is a fantastic look. What brands are the oxford and rugby shirts? And do you think layering a rugby over an oxford would also work if the rugby had short sleeves?

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 11:43 AM:

    @NWR—This varsity jacket is actually from Gant Rugger’s Fall/Winter 2011 line…it will be available for sale come September.

    @Dan & Jon—It’s my ‘87 Bimmer 535i. My glasses are Eye Bobs. I get asked if they are Persols all the time.

    @JRS—Yes, these are the same Aldens I featured last week (see the link in the “noteworthy” aside).

    @DEX—My glasses are Eye Bobs (readers) that I had prescription lenses put into. My jeans are actually moleskin; like a cord but without the wales.

    NWR left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 11:35 AM:

    @FEC - Any tips on where the jacket is from? I’ve been loving the varsity-jacket movement this year, but am unsure how to go about snagging one with vintage feel.

    Tito left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 10:23 AM:

    Nice shot, I’m digging the Eye Bobs specs, the varsity letterman jacket and the BMW!

    John left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 9:56 AM:

    @dan - Ah, yes. The door panel was throwing me. The wheel rim is the giveaway.

    AEV left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 9:49 AM:

    Love the loafers, love the (mint) old BMW - but, while I can appreciate the overall look, it’s a little too “Bye Bye Birdie” for my personal taste…..

    John H. left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 9:14 AM:

    Yet again FEC I have to hate you for getting something so well put together, but natural looking.  I wish I could figure something like this out all the time! Great everything!

    dan left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 9:05 AM:

    it’s a beamer…the alden’s look great…and are those Persols, FEC?

    John left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 8:57 AM:

    Very cool. The rugby over the oxford really sells it. What are the wheels? Looks like an old-school Volvo from this angle.

    JRS left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 8:20 AM:

    The tassels look sharp…is this the pair you mentioned earlier?

    Henry left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 7:56 AM:

    This is a great look. I especially like the abundance of stripes: on the jacket, the rugby, the watch-strap and the corduroy fabric of the trousers. But above all, the photography is very well composed.

    DEX left a comment on 1/17/2011 at 7:38 AM:

    I have never seen loafers such as these worn in a way I liked but you are looking sick in this man, the kelly green cords go perfect with them. What are the glasses?


  • Alden Original Tassel Loafer

    Style | Prep Essentials  

    Men’s dress shoes boasting the gold standard of genuine Goodyear welt construction can run upwards of $800. They can certainly be worth every penny; however, the cash can be hard to cough up for those with class who may not come from important money. Sometimes it makes sense to walk a mile in another man’s shoes. It can also save you some. Tens of thousands actually. I regularly peruse eBay for pre-owned Aldens, the beloved “Made in USA” men’s dress shoe. These Alden burgundy calfskin Tassel Moccasins, while more than $400 brand new, were a mere $59 after shipping. That’s a better deal than cheap plane tickets to Europe on a discount website.

    After a thorough polish, they cleaned up considerably well. In 12-18 months they will be an ideal candidate for Alden’s restoration service. Alden’s craftsmen will repair and refinish the uppers, completely remake the oak tanned leather soles, pack them in a new Alden box and polish them off with cedar shoe trees and cloth bags ($145, free shipping). Be familiar with your size and width in a particular maker’s shoe and last before scouring the world's largest thrift store as most sales are final. You can put the hundreds you save towards your plane ticket to Europe. Spring for business class.

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    Victor Delta left a comment on 1/20/2012 at 10:55 AM:

    I couldn’t wait to get mine recrafted. Mine were almost new when I sent them back for a double oak soles. They came back looking like pair of Crockett and Jonesies. Better.

    Joey Dee left a comment on 1/31/2011 at 4:12 PM:

    Catching up on the month of January Unabashedly posts before I find myself in February. One of your most admirable traits os the fact that you are frugal, and not afraid to shop Goodwills or local charity thrift houses! Great find!

    Bernard left a comment on 1/21/2011 at 12:01 AM:

    thanks! keep up the great work! look forward to your next post.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 4:32 PM:

    @Bernard—My experience with most Alden lasts is that you should order a 1/2 size down.  I typically wear a 10 but in Alden I wear a 9 1/2.

    Bernard left a comment on 1/20/2011 at 4:15 PM:

    Just looked around and there is an Alden loafer i would love to get on ebay. I have never tried on an Alden shoe and how did you determine the right size? I usually wear a 8.5-9 when it comes to loafers and oxfords. Did u size up or down? or…thanks!

    Bill Smith left a comment on 1/14/2011 at 5:50 PM:

    I am seriously warming up to this style of loafer.

    Miguel Ramalhão left a comment on 1/14/2011 at 12:25 PM:

    Thats a beautiful pair of shoes. If you’de like some new ones. Not Alden but a Portuguese brand I can send you the pics, and if you want one I can ship them to you.
    They look amazing, and are beautifully built. They resell for 300€...

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 1/13/2011 at 1:46 PM:

    @Jeremy—What a find!  However, I would consider myself “one-upped” had you continued to wear the shoes instead of selling them.  I look forward to restoring these time and time again.

    Jeremy left a comment on 1/13/2011 at 11:52 AM:

    I hate to “one up” you, but I found the exact model shoes and 2 other pairs of Alden Loafers IN MY SIZE at a local thrift shop for $4.99 each. I did end up selling them on ebay, although I feel like shopping venues like ETSY are better for sale/exchange of used clothing/footwear.

    Don left a comment on 1/12/2011 at 2:32 PM:

    I get shirts, jackets, ties, etc. on eBay all the time. But never used shoes. Aside from “foot issues,” leather shoes will gradually change to form-fit the owners foot. That means even the same size shoe may not fit you well.

    Thomas left a comment on 1/12/2011 at 2:06 PM:

    You got a great deal. eBay is a great place to buy gently used shoes. I just bought a beautiful allen edmonds cap toe oxford for $35.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 1/12/2011 at 1:59 PM:

    @Jason T—That would be something if these were indeed once yours.  I wear a B/D in Aldens so these probably weren’t your previous pair; however, I do hope you replaced the tassel loafers that you sold.

    Jason T left a comment on 1/12/2011 at 1:34 PM:

    Hey, I’m pretty sure you bought those from me! If they were a narrow fit and you got them a little while back, they were once mine to. Beautiful shoes. Love the blog. Please wear them well.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 1/12/2011 at 12:33 PM:

    @c.f.—I take the Woodlore tags off.

    @robdarko—I never said the shoe would be brand new on the inside.  My frugality overshadows any concern of the former owner’s foot issues.  The fuss over that is a bit overrated.  More than likely the previous owner wore them with socks.  It’s leather inside of there…not the carpet of a previous resident who owned pets and smoked.  If you have the cash on hand, by all means, buy new.  I have nothing against buying new.

    c.f. left a comment on 1/12/2011 at 12:13 PM:

    Do you take the “Woodlore” tags off of your shoe trees or did you find them somewhere without tags?

    Jeremiah left a comment on 1/12/2011 at 12:00 PM:

    Nice pull my man. I suppose great minds think alike, as I just did a post on the tan variety… http://wp.me/pXXtj-sD

    Angel left a comment on 1/12/2011 at 11:36 AM:

    Very nice, shopping ebay for shoes is something I’ve been trying to do but I have to figure my size for some of brands found on there. Its a great way to save and get top quality leather for less.

    Angels Point of View - Street Style Blog

    BJP left a comment on 1/12/2011 at 11:02 AM:

    None better than these. Let’s keep the Ebay tips on the quiet. ...you are killing my win percentage.

    Tom Bosché left a comment on 1/12/2011 at 10:48 AM:

    Young Man - Once again, you have hit the mark with this classic pair of American-made loafers. Furthermore, your advocacy for reusing and restoring quality goods is insiring to those of us who believe that preserving and maintaining one’s traditional, timeless indulgences is always preferable to the discardability inherent in the fads of modern fashion.  You are definitely on the right track here!

    robdarko left a comment on 1/12/2011 at 10:01 AM:

    I am really persnickety, F.E.C.  Will it truly be a brand new shoe on the inside?  Will it keep no memory of the former owner’s foot issues?

    A friend procured a Fair Isle sweater and my obnoxious coveting ended the minute I got two feet from the article of clothing.  It was not offensive but the sweater had a peculiar body odor.  Needless to say, I could not bring myself to try it on.

    Tito left a comment on 1/12/2011 at 9:54 AM:

    I’m digging the number 8!

    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 1/12/2011 at 9:45 AM:

    What a beautiful pair of loafers. Classic, excellent quality. Nice picture.

    AEV left a comment on 1/12/2011 at 8:13 AM:

    Beautiful, classic loafers - especially in the burgundy and/or shell cordovan….nice pick up.

    JRS left a comment on 1/12/2011 at 7:41 AM:

    Very nice find!  The Alden restoration is worth every penny: http://redclaysoul.blogspot.com/2010/09/alden-986-restoration-part-two-results.html

    So - you’ll have essentially a new pair of Alden tassels for $204.  Well played.


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