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post #16 of 32
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Germany?

I've heard that's the only place that you can get the rare XXX last. It's illegal to import into this country without the appropriate vaccinations.
post #17 of 32
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Originally Posted by aportnoy
Well I guess I'm SOL on two accounts. I don't wear black suede shoes or black suits. I just can't think of a reason why I'd ever wear either.

Here is my take on the black suit. Perhaps a reason for you to try one can be found here. At least its worth a thought.

http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/...ck-suit-part-1
post #18 of 32
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Originally Posted by MilanoStyle
Yay or ney with black suits?
I'd say Yea with a black suit, although I like them in theory much more than in actuality. My problem with black suede is that is it nearly impossible to keep looking respectable, particularly if you do any walking. Brown suede ages much better, for what ever reason, than the black does.
post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by life_interrupts
I'd say Yea with a black suit, although I like them in theory much more than in actuality. My problem with black suede is that is it nearly impossible to keep looking respectable, particularly if you do any walking. Brown suede ages much better, for what ever reason, than the black does.


I know what you mean. Have you tried the black spray polish for suede? I also take mine to a local shoe repair place which is reputable and returns them to that pre-faded midnight black color.
post #20 of 32
No, I haven't tried black spray polish, but dyeing might be a bet. Thanks for the advice.
post #21 of 32
Black suede shoes I think can be quite elegant. Out of the two Koji Suzuki's I order one will be black suede...
post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by whnay.
Black suede shoes I think can be quite elegant. Out of the two Koji Suzuki's I order one will be black suede...


Wow, that is a treat for your feet indeed. You must keep us appraised of their delivery.
post #23 of 32
I own neither a black suit nor black suede, and I have no plans to buy either.
post #24 of 32
I think black suede would look great with a dark charcoal suit or a prince of wales check suit.
post #25 of 32
I wear black suede monks with gray flannels and jeans when I am wearing a black sweater. The shoes would work with a more informal suit.

Tomasso, I'm curious about your black flannel suit.
post #26 of 32
Difficult colour, black.
post #27 of 32
FNB, I'm intrigued by your suggestion for black suede with dinnerwear. Would you stick with traditional formal cuts, or would you try, say, a monkstrap?

Tom
post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by tiger02
FNB, I'm intrigued by your suggestion for black suede with dinnerwear. Would you stick with traditional formal cuts, or would you try, say, a monkstrap?

Tom

Well were talking about what I own, what I might buy or wear if given to me for free and what I consider in the acceptable range even if I would never choose it.

Personally I have a pump in black suede from Ferragamo. I would also wear the linked shoe from Moreschi above which has a good formal look (but also works with say a black cashmere blazer and medium grey flannels). Rather than dismissing the monk strap idea, Id have to see the model in question. The more streamlined, simple, unadorned and refined, the more acceptable I would find it for formal wear.

If someone gave me a plain, low napped, one buckle black suede monkstrap with a thin sole which was clipped closely ala Ferragamo in an acceptable toe shape, I might wear it with a dinner jacket if I didnt have any other shoes. However, i personally wouldnt select it otherwise.
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by whnay.
I think black suede would look great with a dark charcoal suit or a prince of wales check suit.

Yeah, I think that would look pretty good.

I think I used to own a pair of black suedes, though I find it odd that I can't even remember for sure -- Cole-Haan wingtips, maybe? Must have been over 10 years ago. Obviously, they didn't hold up too well.
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
I own neither a black suit nor black suede, and I have no plans to buy either.

My sentiments exactly! On my first couple of visits to the A-E outlet in Cabazon about 2 1/2 years ago they were selling suede pumps on closeout. They looked sort of, well, "interesting" and might have been an interesting black tie alternative, but they just looked a little "off" to me. I would have been disinclined to have bought them no matter how attractive the price simply because I never seem to have any occasions to wear black tie, much less white tie.
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