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Justin, "The Shoe Snob"

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Black Suede Fringe Tassel Loafer by Carreducker

I never understood why black suede has not been more utilized in high end, quality footwear. I mean, if you want something smart, but casual at the same time, and love the color black (as most men do) then black suede (in my mind) would be the perfect option. But yet finding black suede in a shoe shop is like looking for the holy grail, it simply does not really exist. This makes me want to do something about it (which I will) but also makes me worry that if I do so, will it just stay sitting on the shelf and thus not getting sold? Who knows, but I think that it is worth the risk! Onto the shoes at hand, a good friend of mine was just recently married and had the opportunity of getting a bespoke a piece of bespoke footwear for the wedding and thus chose Carreducker to be the makers of his ideal shoe. Being the super slick mod-influenced Londoner that he is, he wanted to get a pair of fringed black tassel loafers and thus created this pair of bad boys to wear on his big day! Lovely to say the least, daring in a good way, and inspirational to wrap it up!! Here's to more black suede on the shoe shelves!


  1. Gosh !

    Absolutely not my style...
    ... but they are awesomely awesome in their very own way.

  2. Replies
    1. where? You mean their MTO stuff? This is not something offered in their RTW...

  3. Black suede is great. Justin, if you do something in the black suede, you'd have at least one loyal customer to buy it (me). Shoes look great (though I'd rather get rid of the fringe), but not with those royal blue trousers.

    1. Dear Andrey, I will soon be doing the marcos in black suede, so be on the look out....and quite possibly my new model the Ravenna too....

  4. Do the wholecut loafer. Would look great with evening wear.

  5. Actually, Meermin offers two rtw in black suede. A pair of double monks in their classic collection and a pair of oxfords in linea maestro, that's probably what Anders meant. They offer no black suede loafers though.

    I agree with you that black suede isn't used nearly enough. Personally I think chelseas in black suede are about as versatile as it gets, I'll be buying a pair from R.M Williams this fall. :)

    1. interesting, I don't think that I have ever seen a chelsea in black will have to send pics!



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