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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. ReppTiePrepster

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    interesting. they're snuff suede-i've never heard snuff suede referred to as looking like white suede that is dirty.
     


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    Did it not occur to you that perhaps what was once called dirty buck is now referred to as snuff suede
     


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    that's what i said.
     


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    Many years ago bucks were considered dressy shoes that were only sold in white. You use a small chalk bag to touch them up so they would stay white. Back in the 60s it was a fashion statement to have worn your bucks so long they turned tan and dirty (just like wearing loafers with duct tape). After a while they started selling tan bucks as "dirty" ones without having to wear them to attain that shade. Not unlike pre-worn denim nowadays.

    To my eye true dirty bucks are closer to the color of Alden's tan suede. Snuff suede is too dark and golden. I love my unlined snuff LHS but they are just not the right shade for oxfords.

    I can see both sides of the argument on bucks: if you wear them sockless as summer beaters then the cheaper versions with the brick red soles (I like the ones from Sherman Brothers) are a good choice. However, if you want them to look sharp and pair them with denim, khakis, reds, seersucker, etc. then Alden unlined PTBs with the flex soles are great.
     


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    Just bought these a week ago. I actually enjoy them a lot more than my snuff PTBs from Alden of San Fran. Very comfy, cool, and really bridges the gap between sneaker and non-sneaker casual shoe.

    Best,
    Louis
     


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    i actually think i prefer lined suede. i tried the unlined suede chukkas and they felt a bit too light and slipper-like and non supportive of the toes.
     


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    thanks for the input. i think i may like them a lot too.
     


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    I have three suede models, all unlined and on the flex sole (tan PTB, navy chukka and snuff LHS). I like the ability to dress them up with khakis and even some wool while also being able to throw them on with shorts and denim. The chukkas are a great travel shoe as well. I'm considering the chukka in snuff
     


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    The thin sole may be as much of an issue for you as the lining - not sure if crepe is your thing, but J Crew does sell a few suede models on crepe that would likely provide a lot of support.
     


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    i hate crepe but do love crepes.
     


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    No Suede -
    #8 NST's
    EP Walt Super 120's
    Marcoliani OTC Argyle
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    Thank you Be. The jeans are by jcrew. I don't have selvedge denim. Do you have a pair you can recommend? Something you pair well w alden boots and lwb.
     


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