The Shoe Snob Blog

July 12, 2012

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What I Am Wearing – The Italian Way

I know that I have touched on this before, but I will repeat that one of my favorite things about the way in which Italians dress themselves, is the constant use of suede shoes in their outfits. For me, a brown suede shoe (in the shade of my shoe here or darker) pairs more beautifully with a blue suit (whether it navy or mid-blue) than any other of shoe. Something about the texture of suede in a brown color really seems to go perfectly with blue cloths. And you see this everywhere when you go to Italy. I mean, just look at The Sartorialist, and more than likely the majority of shoes that you will see are suede. Granted, they may wear suede for different reasons that I happen to believe in, most likely because the weather allows for it, but nonetheless, I do feel that around the rest of the world, suede shoes are very underrepresented. For instance, in England, they are virtually nonexistent. You see them on the shelves but rarely on the feet. But then again, the weather here is atrociously wet, especially this year, which does make it hard to justify wearing them, let alone buying them…….

Shoes: Stefano Bemer RTW
Suit: Gieves & Hawkes MTM
Shirt: Primark
Tie: Gieves & Hawkes