Suede is the pumpkin spice of the of the fashion world.
Both are seasonal. Both hit their stride come cooler weather. And both are dishes best served in moderation.
When it comes to suede, that means footwear. Meaning: you never wanna be caught head-to-toe in the fuzzy stuff. It's a material that works best as a subtle punch of texture. Whereas you want to layer colors to stand out in spring, fall is all about layering textures: a chunky wool sweater, a hearty selvedge denim, a soft-edged flannel ... and underneath it all, a pair of dusty suede kickers.
Below, a few of our favorite iterations for the season. Once you decide on something, make sure you know how to clean ‘em.
Astorflex Greenflex — A casual, more approachable take on the desert boot, handmade in Italy with eco-friendly dyed suede. BUY IT HERE
Paul Smith Gerald Suede Chelsea Boot — A dashing Chelsea boot that’s high on style and low on the extras. Refreshingly minimal, allowing the suede speak for itself. BUY IT HERE
Frye Ryan Lug Hiker — A sneaker boot hybrid that won’t look outta place in the city or the woods. Featuring a tough suede upper finished with antique silver hardware and rawhide leather laces. BUY IT HERE
Oak Street Bootmakers Campus Chukka — A clean, tough-wearing chukka you can wear absolutely anywhere done up in chocolate suede from Chicago’s famed Horween Leather Company. BUY IT HERE