How to wear men’s suede shoes

brown suede brogues on a wooden surface

Suede is suave, stylish and practical
Image source: Classic Cheltenham brogues in mid brown suede

Suede shoes offer a stylish alternative to leather which works particularly well in smart casual settings. Dressing down? Suede trainers combine beautifully with your favourite jeans. Want to take it up a notch? Suede brogues or Chelsea boots provide a slighter smarter option. 

An all year-round shoe for men of discernment, tactile suede looks good with woollens in the winter, or your crisp chinos in the summer. Here’s your ultimate guide to wearing men’s suede shoes.

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How to wear men’s burgundy shoes

Burgundy shoes from Samuel Windsor add a certain panache to a gentleman’s wardrobe

Burgundy shoes add a certain panache to a gentleman’s wardrobe
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Men’s shoes in rich reds like burgundy, maroon, and oxblood are the perfect way to jazz up a plain suit, and ideal for adding contrast to a pair of dark jeans or chinos. 

Just as flattering during the autumn and winter months as they are in the summer, try pairing these richly coloured oxblood shoes with textured tweeds and warm woollens to create a stylish and tactile look. Here are some of our favourite burgundy shoes and tips on how to wear them.

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How to waterproof leather shoes

Quality leather shoes are an investment - look after them

Quality leather shoes are an investment – look after them
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Want to keep your feet dry? Shoe leather is only as good as the care you give it. Here we take a look at the best ways to waterproof your leather shoes – tips for keeping rain out, natural oils in, and your toes snug and trench-foot free.
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