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suede shoes - post 'em here!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by srivats, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. wurger

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    360 pounds inc VAT
     

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    New unlined suede eg Dover !!
     

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    Guys, do recommend some captoe suedes (brown). The favourite at the moment is Carmina Oxford shoes 732 forest but i could use some alternatives and inspiration :)
     

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    What are the discerning factors between qualities of suede?

    It seems it's much more subtle than the difference between poor quality calf and good quality calf, in terms of how it looks and feels, and how it holds up over time.
     

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    How’s about these...?
    Appeared unworn! Paid 9.99$ !!

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  6. Dusty Heaters

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    In my experience, there are significant gaps among makers in terms of richness, color depth, nap consistency, luster. You get what you pay for, but whether or not the monetary up-charge is worth nuance is completely subjective. The same can be said for just about everything in menswear.
     

  7. FlyingHorker

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    Can you name names for significant gaps between different makers? Ex: Lobb makes the best suede or something.

    The only name I've seen thrown about is CF Stead which is apparently some of the best suede, but AE and Massdrop did a collaboration and the price was quite reasonable.
     

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    Stead makes great suede. The supplier is very important for the quality of the suede, but the shoe maker is important for the assembly quality.
     

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    Gotcha, yeah that makes sense.
     

  10. Dusty Heaters

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    Yes, I could...but then I run of the risk of ruffling feathers because 'Tom, Dick, and Harry' have an affinity towards a certain tannery/shoemaker that I might not (necessarily) have the same love for. I just don't have the time nor desire to debate/advocate.

    Remember, it's mostly subjective. Pursue what you, personally, love.
     

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    This is the best advice you could give. I respect the very high end makes, but honestly I'm extremely happy with my collection.
     

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    Been growing the suede family recently.

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    Apologies for the weird lighting. Tried to catch some sunlight in my apartment but not sure it worked out according to plan.
     

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    those are magnificent, perhaps is good suede; shame they do not reckon their suede supplier, I would only buy Zonta suede or Stead both are the greatest suede
     

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    From my experience, I think EG has the best suede in terms of overall quality. Nice nap, rich in colour and good feel to touch.

    Carmina perhaps comes the second with a little fall off in consistency of quality. Also CJ gives very good suede and the colour stays very well. I think it's junas from CF Stead.

    Wish more sharing on the experience from different makers!
     

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