December 04, 2018
How To Protect Your Suede In Fall and Winter
Every man of true style will invest in a pair of well-crafted suede shoes. Many have hesitated in the past when picking their first pair, the natural practical thoughts begin to whirr.
Visions of rogue rain showers or blizzards come to mind.
The terrifying moment when you go to put on your suede loafer for an interview and you find that they resemble a dishevelled slipper after months of neglect.
Yet, one of the benefits of investing in the Gordon Rush suede collection is elevated by exemplary craftsmanship and the use of non-synthetic materials. The suede collection consists of plethoras of styles that are practical and durable.
A collection that meets every man’s needs: The Arlo, The Fletcher, The Otis, The Tristan
Here’s your guide on how to really protect your suede in fall and winter -
Invest in quality
1 - Suede is a type of leather, it’s softer and smoother in finish. Gordon Rush opts for calf-suede, this specific material is more durable and long-lasting. Investing in higher-quality suede, like Italian calf-suede, will be more worthwhile than investing in cheaper, faux materials that fall apart quicker.
2 - Protective silicone spray won’t damage the fine suede finish, it will merely protect it and makes your suede investment less absorbent to accidental Merlot spills.
3 - Clean your shoes with care kits every few months, kits often come with a brush, suede eraser and a solution for any unsightly stains. It isn’t indestructible (a man can only dream), suede is a delicate material so make sure you check in every now and then.
Tips for an emergency
Your monthly catch-ups with the guys always escalates a little towards the end of the night. Some friend of yours has too much and knocks his drink onto your perfectly clean suede 'Arlo’s'. You don’t own the kit mentioned (no shame), and you want to wear them to brunch with the in-laws the next day…
1 - Raid the house for talcum powder. Pat the area and apply the powder onto the soiled area. Set overnight and brush gently in the morning applying a little vinegar to the area the next day.
2 - A short rule: Don’t treat your suede with water. Just don’t.
Care for your suede the way you care for your appearance. Treat them well and they will become a staple shoe to wear regardless of the season. Confidently wear your suede shoe throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring, while keeping up to date with the trends of 2019.