i got caught in the rain in a pair of snuff suede alden chukkas a couple weeks back in nyc (live in san francisco and forgot how unpredictable east coast weather can be). they looked/felt a little worse for wear after drying out, so i tried brushing them with a nylon-bristle suede brush bought from the alden shop on madison avenue. don't really know what i was hoping to accomplish by doing this, but it appears that brushing the suede raised the nap so that i now have rather "hairy" suede chukkas, for lack of a better term. anyway, they don't look terrible, but i certainly prefer the way they looked previously. is there any way to restore the shoes to close to original condition? shave the nap? press it down somehow? thanks for any advice on this.