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The Time for Suede

Fall is full of texture, wool, cashmere, flannel, and suede all rich and all beautiful. Suede is made from the under side of the skin as a result it has a nap either short or longer and is softer on the foot. Many people admire it and it reached its pinnacle of desire in the 1950’s when Blue Suede Shoes were highly sung about.

As Carl Perkins sang “You can do anything, but stay off of those blue suede shoes.” Sure they’re a little delicate but they’re just so chic. We have several suede or suede and leather combination styles but in my mind it’s the Bamford by Edward Green for me.

In Coffee suede and the subtlest medallion on the toe this is one very chic shoe. However if you just have to have a pair in blue suede, Edward Green does offer the color as an MTO and I’m happy waive the make up charge to the first person to order any pair of shoes in Blue Suede. (these happened to belong to Elvis).

The Bamford

What is most striking about the Bamford by Edward Green is its beautiful simplicity. This single piece constructed suede loafer is the perfect accompaniment to a linen suit, barefoot of course. With the subtlest of hand-punched medallion on the toe it is Trés Chic.

The Edward Green – Bamford in Coffee Suede on the 101 Last.

Suede and the 21st Century

I like suede, its comfortable, rich looking, and easy to maintain. It’s also very tactile. Take for example my Gaziano & Girling Derwent’s on the MH71 last with crepe soles, they’re one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own (and I own a few pairs of shoes).

I find it interesting that more people pickup, touch, admire or just plain pet the suede shoes at Leffot than any others hmmmm……. Suede is season-less, it looks just as great in spring and summer as it does in fall and winter and isn’t it all about texture and color anyway?