journal: suede

Alden x Leffot Shortwing Derby, Hunter Green Suede

If you’re looking for something different but understated, try these hunter green shortwings from Alden. Made in suede on a classic pattern, they stand out from the regular browns and tans without looking ostentatious. And they come with brown, tan, and snuff laces so you can change up your look.

Hampton Last, Hunter Green Suede, Single Leather Soles

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Edward Green Shanklin and Ryde

Unlined shoes make summer’s heat just a little more bearable. Two new unlined models from Edward Green arrived this week, just as the weather’s starting to heat up.

The Shanklin is a chukka boot built for ease and comfort. Available in Indigo or Mushroom suede, they can be worn in a number of different situations and still look appropriate.

The Ryde is a three-eyelet derby that’s also supremely comfortable. Made in versatile Tobacco suede, they look great with fresco trousers, chinos, or white denim.

Both shoes are made on Edward Green’s R1 sole, which is a slim rubber sole that’s lightweight and unobtrusive. Because these shoes are made by Edward Green, you get the comfort and casual style of unlined suede in addition to the classic silhouettes and supreme quality for which EG is known.

Shanklin, 202 Last, Indigo or Mushroom Suede, Rubber Soles
Ryde, 888 Last, Tobacco Suede, Rubber Soles

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Alden Boots: Natural CXL Captoe and Snuff Suede Shortwing

These natural chromexcel captoe boots are an ideal casual boot. The combination of the flex soles and the natural CXL means they’ll be comfortable and ready to go right out of the box. They’ll pair wonderfully with khakis or jeans.

The shortwing boot is the Greenwich boot’s first cousin. Instead of the rounded toe box of the Barrie last, these boots are made on the square-toed Plaza. We’ve done them in soft snuff suede and comfortable flex soles.

Captoe Boot, Barrie Last, Natural Chromexcel, Flex Soles
Shortwing Boot, Plaza Last, Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

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John Lobb Lopez and Edward

You can’t get any more classic than the Lopez loafer. Simply put, this shoe is an icon. Created in 1950, it is a simple and elegant shoe that’s been done up in Lobb’s beautiful dark brown suede. If you’re looking for something classic and unique, this is it.

The Edward is a slip-on made in Lobb’s beautiful black oxford calfskin. The outer skin and inner lining are cut from a single piece of leather that makes for a simple and elegant shoe that pairs well with anything from jeans to a sportcoat.

Lopez, 4395 Last, Dark Brown Suede, November Soles
Edward, 7000 Last, Black Oxford Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

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Alden Chukka, Snuff Suede

Alden’s 1493 chukka is the perfect spring and summer shoe. The bright snuff suede and dynamic natural edging are the perfect addition to the vibrant colors of the season.

The unlined leather allows for one of the softest shoes you will find, as well as a cool, breathable feel, making for an ideal shoe for sockless wear. Oil-soaked flex soles are light and readily flexible, great for the various terrains of the outdoors, wherever you may choose to go this summer.

Leydon Last, Unlined Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

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Aldens in suede

It’s no secret that we like suede, and when they’re a pair of suede Aldens, we find them hard to resist. We’ve just received some leisure handsewns in tan suede and a restock of the Dover in snuff suede. Both are unlined, which makes the shoes fit like a sock. They’re so comfortable that you’ll forget you’re even wearing shoes. These are the ideal shoes for the approaching summer weather.

Van Last, Unlined Tan Suede, Flex Welt
Barrie Last, Unlined Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

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Church’s Consul, Brown Suede

Cap-toes come and cap-toes go, but Church’s Consul just keeps on keeping on. A perfect shoe for business, or shined up for any special occasion, you will never go wrong with this most classic English oxford. Made on the 173 Last in Dark Brown Suede, these could last a lifetime with proper care.

173 Last, Dark Brown Suede, Single Leather Soles

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Alden x Leffot Saddle Shoe

At the height of their popularity during the fifties and sixties, Saddle Shoes were a staple of preppy Ivy Leaguers. The preppy doctrine Take Ivy includes an Ivy Wardrobe Directory, which lists the following shoes. These preppy pairs are made for us on the Barrie last with oil-soaked flex soles. They’re light as a feather and look great with jeans and khakis, as well as gray or navy slacks.

Barrie Last, Tan Suede and Navy CXL, Flex Soles

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