stu - bengal-stripe is right on. The only thing I would add is to send them at the end of the season to Shoe Service Plus in NYC for total cleaning and will be as good as new. BTW, if you bought them from me (francos.com is my site), I would be happy to send you a mahogany polish from Lincoln that is perfect for the leather portion (the fabric is linen). I only say 'if' as, unless you bought them last week when I was in Italy, I don't remember an order on these shoes in the last few weeks. Anyway, send me a note on this forum or to the store and I will take care of it. Thanks - [email protected] ps - the site has not been updated in quite awhile, but will be loaded soon.