The Best Suede Shoe for Summer

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  1. Storm33

    Storm33 Senior member

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    I also like these for the summer courtesy of Alden / Leather Soul

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    Nice!
     


  2. edmorel

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    Been wearing these AE quite a bit and enjoying them.
    Those are some nice looking AEs, professor. What do you wear them with? [​IMG]
     


  4. aportnoy

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    I am shocked that there are EG shoes that aportnoy does not have yet [​IMG]

    How about a little slack E?

    Hawthorne and Mole are relatively new hides.
     


  5. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    How about a little slack E?

    Hawthorne and Mole are relatively new hides.


    the Mole is pretty hot, not sure what I would wear it with. need to get some suede Dovers though, really a beautiful shoe. What is your favorite last for that shoe?
     


  6. mikej77

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    These should be arriving at my house today...okay for summer, or should I park them until fall?

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    Very nice, are those Aldens?
     


  7. Dewey

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    These should be arriving at my house today...okay for summer, or should I park them until fall?

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    I have these. They are good for wet pavements in Spring. Too heavy for summer wear. You will see when you get them -- they are built like tanks.
     


  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I just couldn't resist.....


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    I also like these for the summer courtesy of Alden / Leather Soul

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  9. Storm33

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    Very nice, are those Aldens?

    Yes; ordered from Alden of Carmel. I debated between these and the Player's Shoe, and ultimately decided I want the commando sole for winter wear. Also, I wasn't sure if I would like the contrasting light colored stitching on the dark brown suede.

    I also toyed with the idea of ordering a pair of AE Strands in chocolate suede with a Vibram sole, but since I already have six pairs of AE my adventurous side drove me to give Alden a try. These are the same price as a pair of custom-made AE with suede and Vibram soles.

    Edit: Thank you to aportnoy and Dewey for the advice. I'll make sure they fit good and then put them away for the fall.

    Edit, part II: Any recommendations for weatherproofing products?
     


  10. Bradford

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    These are a little more casual but very nice too.

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    That's a great look! I am going to try that this summer, although maybe without the scarf.

    Who is the guy anyway?
     


  11. JohnnyCrockett

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    Hawthorne is the 505 and Mole is 202.

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    I also got this pair in Almond Country Calf on the 606.

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    What's the difference between the 505 and the 202?
    IIRC it's higher toe box on the 505..right?
     


  12. aportnoy

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    the Mole is pretty hot, not sure what I would wear it with. need to get some suede Dovers though, really a beautiful shoe. What is your favorite last for that shoe?

    E, for me 606 is the best last for Dover followed closely by 505 or 202.

    What's the difference between the 505 and the 202?
    IIRC it's higher toe box on the 505..right?


    Yup, exactly right. My first pair of EGs were Dover on the 505 in Heather Gorse.
     


  13. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's a great look! I am going to try that this summer, although maybe without the scarf.

    Who is the guy anyway?


    Dunno, just another I-talian gent from another igent blog
     


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    I just picked up these from Bass. Not SF approved, but the price was right for a pair of white suede longwings with a brick sole for occasional summer wear: [​IMG]
     


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    ^ Looking forward to seeing some fit pics.
     


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