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Suede in the rain

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by matcha, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. matcha

    matcha Well-Known Member

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    This is probably a no brainer but if there's any chance of rain I avoid wearing suede shoes. Am I being too cautious? Is suede just as resistant to rainwater as regular leather?
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Some treated suedes stand up to the weather just fine, for instance the shoes made by J P Tod. Regular suede used to make dress shoes does not. Some guys will treat the shoes themselves, and I have heard that this works like a charm. I have not tried it, however.
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Untreated buckskin will stand up to drops, but doesn't like a downpour.

    After, let them dry and give them a brushing with a suede brush.

    Will
     

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