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    Colors for Suede Wingtips?



    want to get some suede wingtips to go with jeans/chinos for a casual but sharp look. what are some common colors for this? i can think of dark brown, sand, navy and such. not sure about the more light/tan-ish shades of brown, they probably work better with smooth leather. thanks!


    #2


    Personally I like sand colored suede shoes. Blue gives me visions of Elvis.

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      #3


      Now this is strictly opinion, but I find dark brown suede a waste since you make it difficult to see any of the detail in the wingtips. Navy is off the table for being too different and hard to work with. Sand is a bit light IMO. I would look for a medium grey or medium brown/dark tan if I were in the market, with sand being a reasonable backup.


      Again... That's all just my opinion.

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        #4


        Elvis???

        Looks down at feet.....

        http://i.imgur.com/1AMVY.jpg


        I say go with gray though.

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          #5


          I pretty much agree with everything Alan said above. Personally I would love to get a pair of wingtips in the same caramel/tobacco color spectrum as these (not all wingtips, but the right color):


          http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=4913


          http://www.shoes.shoppingsection.co.uk/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=7010&Categor y_Code=


          http://www.grenson.co.uk/en_us/shop/stanley-4956


          http://www.crockettandjones.com/Product/Westfield-Tobacco


          http://www.paulstuart.com/product_info.cfm?ProdID=4503&ProdCatId=1008&MainCa tId=14&HEADERMENUID=1&SUBPRODCATID=0


          I particularly like the color of the last two.

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            #6


            Those ar some great examples, Fred. The medium brown is very safe and versatile, and the reddish tobacco offers that hint of (good) perculiarity without going overboard.

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              #7


              Navy suede wingtips with red brick soles are my favourite. I own a pair, and theyre my favourite casual shoe by far.

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                #8


                The lighter the suede, the more dirty it will look in a short amount of time.

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                  #9


                  thanks guys, a lot of valuable opinions. i guess it really comes down to personal preference. i am just not yet comfortable with some of the more daring colors, grey is fine, but maybe not tobacco or caramel. really like the third link given by Fred, not too dark, but not too light that gets dirty easily.

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                    #10


                    I have these grey ones. They are very well-made.


                    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/cole-haa...onAttribute=IO

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                      #11


                      im with focuspants on this one. navy with redbrick would be my top choice. after that i like lighter sand vs darker and i think grey are pretty useful as well.

                      My cocktail videos >

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                        #12


                        Perhaps the best suede shoe thread ever made:


                        http://www.styleforum.net/t/153184/s...s-post-em-here

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                          #13


                          The only suede wingtips I have are grey with a brick red sole (1901 wing its), if I'd caught their navy version on a sale I probably would have bought them too.

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                            #14


                            Gray. I love my Cole Haan Air Coltons.

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                              #15


                              I would get gray. The 1901 look great, and if you want to splurge (or stalk Gilt) - go with Walk Overs.

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