PSA: Half-Price Alden/BB Shell Cordovan Tassels

Discussion in 'Andy's Trad Forum' started by FLMike, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. FLMike

    FLMike Connoisseur

    United States
    FL
    West Coast
    If you wear a size 9.5, 10, or 12 (D), you’re in luck. It looks like someone picked up a bunch of dead stock (firsts, BNIB) shell tassel loafers from BB at fire sale prices. They are being offered at $365 shipped, which is roughly half the $728 retail price. I already own some, but couldn’t resist picking up a back-up pair at that price. A steal!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/728-Alden-for-Brooks-Brothers-Shell-Cordovan-8-Mens-New-Tassel-Loafers-Shoes/202646228937?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&var=502724444786&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
     
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  2. ymc226

    ymc226 New Member

    52
    United States
    NJ
    Princeton
    Thank you for sharing. I would have bought another in 10D but just bought 2 new pairs, one Alden and one Brooks for Alden at their reduced price but not this good. As much a good deal this is, I cannot justify a 3rd identical pair.
     
  3. Corcovado

    Corcovado Senior Member

    593
    United States
    KY
    Lexington
    Thanks for the tip. I clicked on the seller and looked at their other items. They have several different Alden options. I didn't need #8 tassels but I have been looking for a pair of brown dress does and found a pair that I liked.
     
  4. TKI67

    TKI67 Senior Member

    777
    United States
    Texas
    Austin
    Good call, given that they get better and better and last easily three decades or more.
     
  5. 89826

    89826 Active Member with Corp. Privileges

    212
    United States
    California
    Santa Monica
    Price is $410 now.

    Same seller is selling Edward Green shoes at half price.
     
  6. FLMike

    FLMike Connoisseur

    United States
    FL
    West Coast
    Interesting. He did indeed raise the price to $410. I wonder what prompted the increase, after selling 66 pairs since April 5th at $365 apiece.

    Looking back at the seller’s history, I now see that he also sold nine pairs of Alden/BB color 8 LHS loafers in my size (9D) for $385 each! Wish I had seen those.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  7. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator

    Harmony, FL
    United States
    Florida
    Harmony
    Sure you can...don't underestimate your ability to rationalize such a purchase! I didn't and look where that has gotten me. LOL. :crazy:
     
  8. Oldsport

    Oldsport Senior Member

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    New Jersey
    Swedesboro
    If you wear a 10D in AE Grayson and all other AE shoes, what size would fit in the Shell Tassles?
     
  9. FLMike

    FLMike Connoisseur

    United States
    FL
    West Coast
    10D

    If you’re considering buying a pair, I would suggest sending a message to the seller asking if he would honor the $365 price at which he sold his prior 66 pairs.
     
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  10. Corcovado

    Corcovado Senior Member

    593
    United States
    KY
    Lexington
    I suspect that he sold so many, so fast at that price that he realized he had priced them lower than he needed to.
     

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