Brooks Brothers - Only the Best
Loved these from the first time I saw them on the website but wasn't sure of the sizing. After I purchased the penny loafers from BB, I knew exactly what size I need.
The style is classic and timeless. Every detail is well designed and beautifully executed. Compare with Alden tassel loafers, these have a very nice touch at the heel, and I love the look.
The craftsmanship is benchmark and you wont find any flaw even if you look under microscope. These are true masterpiece.
The leather is soft and supple, very nice to the touch and feel. That is what I expected and these will not disappointing.
I wore them a few times and they were comfortable from the day one. Did not need break in for me.
The black version is next.
April 6, 2013
These are IT, The CLASSIC TASSEL LOAFER
I have worn this version of the now classic and almost legendary Brooks. Brothers Tassel loafer. I currently have two pair in the calfskin; one in the burgundy color shown here and the other in black. I bought the black pair first simply because they were available in stock at the Short Hills, NJ store. They are very true to size (although with my narrower foot, I needed to add a cotton pad under the tongue to keep my foot from sliding too much. I did this with both pair and the shoes now fit as they should.
The quality of leather used in these shoes is superb as is the construction of each pair. When you buy these shoes, for some, they make take a while to break in, but once they have been, they are very comfortable and if you take proper care, will last for many years, making the high original purchase price less stinging.
My recommendations for care: After wearing all day, let these shoes air out for a day and then insert cedar shoe trees to help the shoes maintain their shape. When polishing, use a high quality shoe cream. For the burgundy colored shoes, I also polish them with a neutral color cream to prevent the shoes from getting too dark over time. The black pair are always polished with black polish. If you want to bring out a high luster, you may want to try KIWI PARADE GLOSS as well.
As I said, by airing them out, using cedar shoee trees and keeping the leather nourished, these shoes will provide yeomanlike service for years.
August 10, 2012