PSA: Half-Price Alden/BB Shell Cordovan Tassels

eagle2250

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^^ The BB Golden Fleece on their shoes? Why?
Indeed! A few years back I was wearing one of my BB knit polo shirts with the Golden Fleece embroidered on the left breast of the shirt and one of our friends(?) came up and asked, "why do you have a yellow pig, hanging from a yellow bow embroidered on you shirt?" Alas, it sometimes seems so burdensome trying to educate the masses! LOL. ;)
 

Steve Smith

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By the way, I snapped a couple pics yesterday of the shoes that are presumably meant to replace the Alden line at BB. The word fugly comes to mind.....





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Nice. The new Brooks Brothers Duckbill Line.

I recall hearing an NPR interview with designer Tom Ford years ago in which he told about his mother buying him a pair of shoes when he was about 9 years old. He said he was looking at the shoes on his feet and thinking that the toe shape was off...by just a millimeter. It was off just a little bit and it really disturbed him.

I don't have the sensibilities of Tom Ford but I don't need them in this case. These shoes are waaaaay off. Those proportions are horrible.
 
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ChrisRS

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By the way, I snapped a couple pics yesterday of the shoes that are presumably meant to replace the Alden line at BB. The word fugly comes to mind.....





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I decided to snap a screenshot on my phone of what you called fugly. I assume you meant the shoes.


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FLMike

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I decided to snap a screenshot on my phone of what you called fugly. I assume you meant the shoes.
That was on your phone, not mine. Not related or attached to my pics. Those ads are generated based on the browsing you do.
 

ChrisRS

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That was on your phone, not mine. Not related or attached to my pics. Those ads are generated based on the browsing you do.
Yes sir, I am aware, apparently my dry sense of humor did not translate.

I would hate myself if this unintentionally kicked Trad Girlfriend back to life.
 

FLMike

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Yes sir, I am aware, apparently my dry sense of humor did not translate.

I would hate myself if this unintentionally kicked Trad Girlfriend back to life.
I figured you were joking. Just wanted to make it clear for others that I’m not using one of those sketchy picture posting sites that attaches semi-porn to your pics.
 

IT_cyclist

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^^ The BB Golden Fleece on their shoes? Why?
"why do you have a yellow pig, hanging from a yellow bow embroidered on you shirt?" ;)
^ This.

Colleagues used to refer to my BB Polos as "pig shirts." I much prefer a no-logo polo. But probably over half of mine have some logo or another.
 

TimF

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By the way, I snapped a couple pics yesterday of the shoes that are presumably meant to replace the Alden line at BB. The word fugly comes to mind.....





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Somethings the I-talians will never get right.
 

TKI67

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By the way, I snapped a couple pics yesterday of the shoes that are presumably meant to replace the Alden line at BB. The word fugly comes to mind.....





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It is sad to keep talking about Brooks Brothers as if they were still in existence.