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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by chorse123

I meant to write that I was the one who started that thread, but to defend mine honor. I do not wear those with a suit, nor do I wear them to work. Those are strictly weekend wear!
post #17 of 27
Would agree with the foregoing posters who said that the darker suedes seemed a little inappropriate but the lighter ones were acceptible for year-round wear. I will probably retire my A-E Hancocks, which are quite a dark suede, once our "June Gloom" burns off, which often doesn't happen until early or even mid-July, but I will wear my lighter A-E Stanford chukkas throughout the summer. My white bucks, it goes without saying, are strictly summer shoes.
post #18 of 27
Too girlie.
post #19 of 27
Suede is girlie?
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by stach
Too girlie.

Suede is "girlie," or suede in the summer is "girlie"? In either event, it's positively outrageous. "Desert Boots" are so called because these suede chukkas were common footgear in the British Army in the Western Desert. Tell me if you dare that the "fighting rats" who stopped Rommel were a bunch of "girlie men"!
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by stach
Too girlie.

Marc_au/Ronny?
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by whoopee
Suede is girlie?

Alas, yet more evidence I am a girlie man. Blimey.
post #23 of 27
Not only are suede shoes appropriate in the summer, they are more appropriate in the summer, in my opinion, than in the other seasons, particularly winter. Suede is a more fragile material than smooth leather and is really out-of-place in rainy or snowy conditions as found in the winter months, when it can get soaked and matted down. I do agree that the lighter shades look better in the summer than the darker ones, but I'd have no problem with wearing my dark-brown suede bals in the summer with a suit or sports jacket/tie outfit.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Roger
Not only are suede shoes appropriate in the summer, they are more appropriate in the summer, in my opinion, than in the other seasons, particularly winter. Suede is a more fragile material than smooth leather and is really out-of-place in rainy or snowy conditions as found in the winter months, when it can get soaked and matted down. I do agree that the lighter shades look better in the summer than the darker ones, but I'd have no problem with wearing my dark-brown suede bals in the summer with a suit or sports jacket/tie outfit.

I'm guessing most people equate suede with cooler weather has to do with its appearance instead of its function. Because it looks almost "furry," it looks warm. That being said, I agree with you.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Teacher
I'm guessing most people equate suede with cooler weather has to do with its appearance instead of its function. Because it looks almost "furry," it looks warm. That being said, I agree with you.

Which I guess was my perception, and hence my posting of the question. I will not hesitate to wear my suedes in the summer.
post #26 of 27
Beckwith, a thousand pardons. I did not check to see if I could click on your photo for an enlargement. I hereby retract my callous "girlie" observation about your shoes. The heel looks more butch up close. But I will say, chocolate brown suede does not look very summery. Have a good day. (I'll go sit in the corner now.)
post #27 of 27
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I always thought brown suede is for farmer. No offense taken here.
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