Would you spend $500 on a pair of suede shoes?

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  1. Mr. Caber

    Mr. Caber Senior member

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    What if they were these shoes?
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    The IRS gave me license to splurge. But gotta wonder if suede shoes are goning to hold up over the long haul.
     
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    I am DIL Senior member

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    Yes.

    Really? Yes.
     
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    Quadcammer Senior member

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    i wouldn't no, because I don't have much occasion to wear suede
     
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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Suede shoes are good most of the time for casual or semi-formal wear. ~$500 for an Alden special case shoe is about average price, maybe a little high.
     
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    A bunch of people already have with the Carmina x Epaulet MTO Austerity Brogues. Myself included.
     
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    Gdot Senior member

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    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    im trying to infer your real question here
    if it is whether suede is as costly as normal full grain calf... sure
    whether it last as long.... yes, for as long as practical (note i dont and dont intend to hold on shoes for 10 years...)


    yes i have and will spend 500+ for suede shoes
     
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    mr monty Senior member

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    suede can outlast leather
     
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    I do not mind paying the same price for suede as calf leather. But I dress more on the business casual daily and wear suede shoes every 2 days.
    I did not hesitate much to pay online almost 300 USD for a pair of Settantatre Brown suede lace-ups from VCH a few minutes ago, I know these will last and age very well.
     
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    jammyo40 Well-Known Member

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    suede IS leather
     
  11. Mr. Caber

    Mr. Caber Senior member

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    @Gdot: Thanks, those are nice but I'm liking the wings.

    @clausc: Well, that's another issue - I work in a law firm, am going to look like a tool wearing them with a suit?

    I also really like the tan/sand version. i think these would work really well with a navy suit (or khaki, obv.)
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    probably not...

    to your initial question: yes, i would... ...unlikely for alden's.
     
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  13. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I prefer the long wings as well. Just stumbled onto those from Epaulet and thought you might like a comparison.

    Yes - you are going to look like a tool wearing either of these with a suit. IMO.

    I'd stick with the 'snuff' color in your original post. Suede's one and only drawback is keeping them clean looking. Darker is better in this regard.
     
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    For 500 I bought these LP ......


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    but now I want these bad boys instead:

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    But in reverse. :teach:
     

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