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Point of Origin: Tassel Loafers

  • Kempt Staff
Point of Origin: Tassel Loafers

Tassel loafers. Favored on Wall Street and in the more contrarian corners of #menswear alike. But where the heck did they even come from? Perhaps they were originally designed to combat some outmoded need for shooing away pests on the ground while hunting? Or a rococo creation of a dandy royal hundreds of years ago? Well, it turns out they’re a purely American invention that only dates back to around 1950.

And it’s quite the interesting story...