Alden Color 8 Plaza Tassels
To be honest, I actually can’t believe that I am writing this article. I personally already own a Color #8 Shell Cordovan Tassel Loafer. I also have their Cigar Tassel Loafer. So, why am I now finding myself with another Color #8 Tassel loafer in my closet with Antique Edges?
Well, the answer is simple. First, I love Tassel Loafers, and second, this one is special. This one is special because it is made around my favorite Last, the Plaza Last. The Plaza Last just makes every design elegant and beautiful. Its magical in that way. Second, this tassel loafer has a hand-stitched vamp. So, the stitching across apron of this shoe in the front is stitched by hand just like the Leisure Hand-Sewn, Cordovan Indy Boots, or the Norwegian Split Toe. This combination of hand stitch work and the Plaza Last always ends up exceptional, and this model is no different.
These loafers feature the incredibly soft and malleable single oil soaked outsole, a.k.a. the Flex Welt, for easy break-in and water resistance. They have a 270 degree, flat welt. This comes together to create just a stunning model. Overall, I am just ecstatic with how this loafer came out. It is a fantastic looking shoe that will go greatly with khakis or other medium-casual attire.
Additional pictures are available after the break.