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post #211 of 2104
Another pair of suede shoes I picked up at the Polo sale for only $89 (ORP $395!). I like the dark suede, the all-American style, the Vibram-like rubber on a leather sole. I can imagine years of wear and enjoyment with these.

post #212 of 2104
Not exactly dress shoes and the sueded finish is looking a little shiny. I bought these in 1972 while in college. The brand is Lowa. They were just the thing to wear around campus in the Pacific Northwest. Crosby, Stills and Nash seemed to promote their popularity initially in non-camping/hiking circles along with flannel shirts.

I still enjoy wearing them camping, climbing and working in the yard. The heavy sole is ideal for digging with a shovel. Waterproofing treatments seem to have kept the leather flexible and crack-free over the years.

post #213 of 2104
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Not exactly dress shoes and the sueded finish is looking a little shiny. I bought these in 1972 while in college. The brand is Lowa. They were just the thing to wear around campus in the Pacific Northwest. Crosby, Stills and Nash seemed to promote their popularity initially in non-camping/hiking circles along with flannel shirts.

Lowa is still one of the big brands in hiking boots over here (The Netherlands, but probably in more European countries).
post #214 of 2104
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
Another pair of suede shoes I picked up at the Polo sale for only $89 (ORP $395!). I like the dark suede, the all-American style, the Vibram-like rubber on a leather sole. I can imagine years of wear and enjoyment with these.


Nice!
post #215 of 2104
Not sure if I have posted these here...




post #216 of 2104
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post
Not sure if I have posted these here...



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Not my cup of tea.

A Budapester (am I calling this correctly?) does not seem, to me, the right shape to go with suede.

My ideal suede shapes are sleek/chiseled look.
post #217 of 2104
My initial attempt to derail this thread was thwarted by the OP's graciousness & the forums love for suede. For this I applaud you all.

Well done!
post #218 of 2104
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
My ideal suede shapes are sleek/chiseled look.

To each his own, but I feel just the opposite.

To me suede is a material that implies casual, and therefore works better on less sleek shapes.
post #219 of 2104
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
Another pair of suede shoes I picked up at the Polo sale for only $89 (ORP $395!). I like the dark suede, the all-American style, the Vibram-like rubber on a leather sole. I can imagine years of wear and enjoyment with these.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...96/polomoc.jpg

Love these!

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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
Not exactly dress shoes and the sueded finish is looking a little shiny. I bought these in 1972 while in college. The brand is Lowa. They were just the thing to wear around campus in the Pacific Northwest. Crosby, Stills and Nash seemed to promote their popularity initially in non-camping/hiking circles along with flannel shirts.

I still enjoy wearing them camping, climbing and working in the yard. The heavy sole is ideal for digging with a shovel. Waterproofing treatments seem to have kept the leather flexible and crack-free over the years.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...94596/lowa.jpg

Those deserve a thread of their own!
post #220 of 2104
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Lowa is still one of the big brands in hiking boots over here (The Netherlands, but probably in more European countries).

Lowa is nice and they're pretty popular around the hiking crowds, but Hanwag is where it's at! I had a set of Lowas and I didn't think it could get any better, but Hanwags blow them out of the water.
post #221 of 2104
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Got these for sunnier days ... these are the only light tan suede shoes I have:

post #222 of 2104
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Originally Posted by oroy38 View Post
Lowa is nice and they're pretty popular around the hiking crowds, but Hanwag is where it's at! I had a set of Lowas and I didn't think it could get any better, but Hanwags blow them out of the water.

Hehe. I own Hanwags and Meindls; equally ugly and equally practical.
post #223 of 2104
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Got these for sunnier days ... these are the only light tan suede shoes I have:
Are those a weird (tiny) size, or are the proportions off, or am I losing my mind? (I say this as someone with a small shoe size.) They look like booties to me:
post #224 of 2104
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
Not my cup of tea.

A Budapester (am I calling this correctly?) does not seem, to me, the right shape to go with suede.

My ideal suede shapes are sleek/chiseled look.

I like them quite a bit. But then, I like Budapester lasts in general.
post #225 of 2104
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
Not my cup of tea.

A Budapester (am I calling this correctly?) does not seem, to me, the right shape to go with suede.

My ideal suede shapes are sleek/chiseled look.


These are on New Peter last.
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