Welcome back to The Buy Line, where we analyze how the new market forces of menswear—driven by the Internet and the rise of a more savvy consumer—have redefined where the intersection of well-made and well-priced lands.
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.
Every Friday we filter through all of the online sale noise and grade your best weekend sale-ing options out there...
And since we’re heading into the sale smorgasbord of Presidents’ Day weekend, we’ve got a supersize edition with more sales, more steals and more handsomeness.