Monday, 22 April 2013

GJ Cleverley - The Aidan braided tassel loafer

A few weeks ago I stated that I was in need of a loafer for the Spring/Summer period, as I have messed up my C&J Cavendish tassel loafer in Polo suede. Well long story short, as I was looking for a loafer to replace the Cavendish, I stumbled upon the GJ Cleverley "Aidan" braided tassel loafer in dark mahogany from the Ready To Wear offer. 
After receiving the loafer was not sure what to make of it, so I put it aside, though I have to mention that it came with a nice polish finishing. That was a nice start.

So for some inspiration for the patina, I started looking around, after a while realised that I can try and achieve the Master Bestetti's honey like patina on my "Aidan. So I started the polishing journey on my Aidan and I am so much into it, that it makes me go "damn, I did a great buy" for the Spring/Summer. Profound apologies for the photography skills.

GJ Cleverley's "Aidan" braided tassel loafer from the Ready To Wear offer. A great loafer.
Pictures sourced from myself.


  1. I don't know what it is.. But the older I get the more I like tassels .. I used to hate those things, but I recently bought a beige suede pair for summer with tassels and love them.. No clue as to why my intense hatred for all things tassel has shifted to a weak spot for me.. Though those vamps are a little to short for my liking I see why people love them.. Thanks SA

  2. Hi Brad,

    Thanks for the comment. I know lots of gents who loathe the tassel, never sure why, but after I got myself the C&J Cavendish, I got lots of complements and that is when I started appreciating the tassel loafers. Now I can't imagine Spring/Summer without a tassel loafer.

    Have a great day.


    The Shoe Aristo Cat

  3. what's the price of these.?