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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

No, but we have reached suede shoe overload.
Really? Every time I see a chocolate brown suede it just looks like it goes with everything, even denim, better than any other shoe. I was really wanting some C&Js. You think suede is overdone?
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You think suede is overdone?

 

Yes.

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I love suede shoes. Sometimes I see a "miss" with suede, but I would not give up my suede shoes for anything.

Further, suede shoes have been worn for the last 100 some odd years in their current iteration.
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 You think suede is overdone?

 

 

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Yes.

 

What's overdone, CM--the proportion it occupies in mens' wardrobes or the attention/coverage that it gets?  I love my suedes but wear them about once a week to break up the parade of calf leather.  Don't think I would want to wear them much more often than that.  

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Thread Starter 
I only own three suede shoes, but I could happily own only suede.
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Did anyone end up picking up the green Wu schapp tie? Pics?

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I only own three suede shoes, but I could happily own only suede.

Amen.

I own 5 and just ordered another. Super versatile
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

 

What's overdone, CM--the proportion it occupies in mens' wardrobes or the attention/coverage that it gets?  I love my suedes but wear them about once a week to break up the parade of calf leather.  Don't think I would want to wear them much more often than that.  

 

I think for me it's the attention it gets, especially around here. There was a time when it was considered a seasonal item. Now it gets worn all the time and the new opinion is that it goes with everything. Don't get me wrong, I like suede and I wear it myself. However I do not, and cannot, go along with how much play it gets these days.

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In a sense, suede and textured ties are both overdone around these parts. I can happily see myself wearing suede shoes at some point, though getting a pair has just never been a priority, but they are not a "OneShoe" if there ever was such a thing (I know, I know, Alden longwings in #8 shell cordovan). Same with textured ties. There are definitely a lot of neats and minimally textured solids around too (I don't really count something like a Hober diamond or oxford weave as textured), but there are also a lot of textured things making the rounds, it could be a bit disproportionate and there still needs to be a balance. I suppose it's possible we note the textured stuff more, contributing to a cognitive bias, but I'm not sure. I think it is somewhat natural for hobbyists to wander off to extremes, though. It's sort of the nature of the beast.
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Thread Starter 
Suede goes with everything I wear. I can think of very few exceptions to this. It also feels more casual than calf, even with a formal last.
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Suede suit!!!
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Suggesting that suede shoes are overdone is simply heretic. They just play so well with many outfits providing that additional rustic touch to dress some fits down.
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I agree with what this guy says for the most part. This is something that all here prob know. I didn't like that he mentioned Korea (6:24) in that way.
https://youtu.be/Ew0ppa9knyM

By the way, I am here at Red Door Spa...in the lobby. @upr_crust
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I think for me it's the attention it gets, especially around here. There was a time when it was considered a seasonal item. Now it gets worn all the time and the new opinion is that it goes with everything. Don't get me wrong, I like suede and I wear it myself. However I do not, and cannot, go along with how much play it gets these days.


I wasn't agreeing with you, and then I saw how uniform the defense for suede was, and now I reckon you have a point. There do seem to be folks on the internet who default to suede with town suits, which, while not necessarily incoherent, is perhaps too much of a good thing.

 

Not that it'll affect what I wear much, really.

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Noodlers, something that has been concerning me lately, thought I would stick it here.

Do you think we have reached "textured tie" overload? In the past few pages, we have seen shantungs, boucles, linen, etc., and very rarely have I seen what I would call "normal" ties. I know that there is precedence for some of these textures. In particularly, shantungs, grenadines, and knits. But are we going a bit too far in the other direction? I am intrigued by the silk slubby hopsack grenadine. Don't get me wrong. But rarely have I seen it in use and thought to myself, this was the ideal tie for this outfit.

On an unrelated note, I have realized I rarely, if ever, reach for my neats.

So I am not really sure where I stand in this.

And as I say all the above, I must say I am a grenadine, knit, and shantung lover.


Tis the season for textured ties. I'm firmly on #teamslub and like wearing shantungs and raw silks in fall/winter too, but I think you're seeing them more recently just because of the time of year.

 

Never reach for neats?! Force yourself. You'll see they're very nice.:)

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