Did you meet Lewis from Bontoni? He is a great guy and one of the family founders of the company. I'm blown away by some of the new antiqued finishes and colors they are showing.
As a long-time fan of suede dress shoes, I encourage anyone to spray them with suede water proofing that you can get at any shoe repair store. It will darken the color very slightly but it protects the finish from permanent spots and oil stains.