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Alden Unlined Snuff Suede Loafer

Alden’s Unlined Snuff Suede Loafer is possibly the easiest, most comfortable shoe you can get. These are a classic Alden model known as the Leisure Handsewn, or LHS for short, a shoe built on the Van last. Made in unlined snuff suede, this shoe fits like a sock, wrapping your foot in light and vibrant suede. With it’s oil-soaked flex welt, these loafers and light and flexible. This is the kind of shoe that you forget you have on.

We have a lot of experience with this color of suede. It is extremely versatile, pairing wonderfully with the indigo and white denim or the charcoal gray of wool dress slacks.

Van Last, Unlined Snuff Suede, Flex Welt

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Alden Snuff Suede Chukka

Today’s beautiful weather is a sign that spring is approaching and new weather calls for more appropriate attire. Suede Chukka boots are a staple of spring and summer footwear. The Alden 1493 snuff suede chukkas are an excellent choice.

They’re unlined, which makes them cool and comfortable. They will feel like slippers from the moment you first slip them on. Their bright and vibrant color fits right into the fresh new scenery of spring.  And unlike rubber soled chukkas, the leather Flex Welt soles give this boot the added versatility of being slightly dressier.

Leydon Last, Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

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Alden Suede Longwings

Alden’s longwing is the perfect template for a number of different leathers, many of which are suedes. Suede works especially well with the longwing style, not only because it adds casual style to a classic, ornate design, but because its texture compliments the broguing on a wingtip like no other leather.

We now have both the Navy Suede and Snuff Suede longwings in stock. The Navy exhibits beautiful contrast with its natural edge and brass eyelets. The Snuff Suede is all about the leather, rich, bright, and perfect with jeans.

Barrie Last, Navy Suede, Antiqued Edge, Double Waterlock Soles

Barrie Last, Snuff Suede, Single Waterlock Soles, Antique Edge

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