“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world” Marilyn Monroe
With the weather getting colder I find I’m pulling my tassel loafers out of the closet. It’s a style I’ve always loved for fall and winter. The Wall Street Journal recently featured high-end women’s black tassel loafers and that got me wondering what else is out there.
Everlane carries a women’s traditional tassel loafer made from Italian leather. It has a ¾” stacked heel. It runs narrow and they recommend sizing up ½ size. Like most leather loafers, they require a little breaking-in time, maybe a few wears. The loafer also comes in black. $180.00.
Cole Hahn has a soft black suede Pinch Soft Tassel oafer for $170.00. It has a low stacked heel and a rubber outsole.
Trotter’s has a couple of attractive tassel loafers. This ‘Caroline’ is leather and suede, comes in four colors, has a cushioned footbed and a rubber sole. $129.95.
Stuart Weitzman has a great looking loafer called The Slipknot Flat for $425.00. This streamlined loafer is suede and has a rubber sole. They are made in Spain. There are seven colors to choose from, and some of the colors come in an optional wide width.
My absolute favorite tassel loafer is made by Chatelle. They have a wonderful boutique on the Rue du Bac in Paris and an efficient online store. You can customize – choose your loafer color and then choose the color of your tassel. They are called ‘slippers’ and most are made from suede with a low heel. A few are made from raffia. Choose the color slipper you like, then choose the color tassel . When you click on a tassel, it appears on the shoe so you can see what it will look like. If you’d rather have an initial instead of a tassel, switch to the initial page.
An unadorned pair of the suede slippers is $259.09. A pair with tassels is $280.00.
This Rockport Zuly Luxe Pointy Toe loafer is very snappy. The gold metal wrap at the heel and around the tassels make it slightly dressier than many others. It is black suede and fits true to size. $129.95.
See our earlier article about Smoking Slippers