I think for the Shreveport WICaniac is pretty close with his statement.
As to the other woven shoes I have the Strawfuts and love them. Although I do see them better suited from SC and further South and that is what I purchased them for. Strawfuts > Mn. > month of May = not so much
In the heat of summer (which is for a couple of weeks) they do get worn and I really like them a lot.
I agree--there's a difference between woven leather and linen. I have a J&M variant of the Strawfut (in walnut and natural linen) that I wear everywhere in the summer, usually whilst affecting a Charlestonian style (replete with Social Primer bow ties).
PSA for those who like this look: Ben Silver's two-week online sale begins today, and includes a fair selection of Aldens.