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Would you spend $500 on a pair of suede shoes?

post #1 of 43
Thread Starter 
What if they were these shoes?
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The IRS gave me license to splurge. But gotta wonder if suede shoes are goning to hold up over the long haul.
post #2 of 43

Yes.

Really? Yes. 

post #3 of 43
i wouldn't no, because I don't have much occasion to wear suede
post #4 of 43

Suede shoes are good most of the time for casual or semi-formal wear.  ~$500 for an Alden special case shoe is about average price, maybe a little high.

post #5 of 43
A bunch of people already have with the Carmina x Epaulet MTO Austerity Brogues. Myself included.
post #6 of 43
Those shoes will last forever. Suede is not so fragile as people think.

here's another, similar option for you.

http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1532/%27Alden-for-Epaulet-Snuff/Detail
post #7 of 43
im trying to infer your real question here
if it is whether suede is as costly as normal full grain calf... sure
whether it last as long.... yes, for as long as practical (note i dont and dont intend to hold on shoes for 10 years...)


yes i have and will spend 500+ for suede shoes
post #8 of 43
suede can outlast leather
post #9 of 43
I do not mind paying the same price for suede as calf leather. But I dress more on the business casual daily and wear suede shoes every 2 days.
I did not hesitate much to pay online almost 300 USD for a pair of Settantatre Brown suede lace-ups from VCH a few minutes ago, I know these will last and age very well.
post #10 of 43
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

suede can outlast leather

suede IS leather
post #11 of 43
Thread Starter 
@Gdot: Thanks, those are nice but I'm liking the wings.

@clausc: Well, that's another issue - I work in a law firm, am going to look like a tool wearing them with a suit?

I also really like the tan/sand version. i think these would work really well with a navy suit (or khaki, obv.)
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post #12 of 43
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Originally Posted by Mr. Caber View Post

i think these would work really well with a navy suit (or khaki, obv.)
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probably not...

to your initial question: yes, i would... ...unlikely for alden's.
post #13 of 43
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Originally Posted by Mr. Caber View Post

@Gdot: Thanks, those are nice but I'm liking the wings.
@clausc: Well, that's another issue - I work in a law firm, am going to look like a tool wearing them with a suit?
I also really like the tan/sand version. i think these would work really well with a navy suit (or khaki, obv.)
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I prefer the long wings as well. Just stumbled onto those from Epaulet and thought you might like a comparison.

Yes - you are going to look like a tool wearing either of these with a suit. IMO.

I'd stick with the 'snuff' color in your original post. Suede's one and only drawback is keeping them clean looking. Darker is better in this regard.
Edited by Gdot - 4/20/12 at 1:48pm
post #14 of 43

For 500 I bought these LP  ......

 

 

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but now I want these bad boys instead:

 

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post #15 of 43
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Originally Posted by jammyo40 View Post

suede IS leather

But in reverse. teacha.gif
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