There is something really great about a pair of brown suede shoes. Perhaps it is their sheer awesomeness. Whatever it is, I think there is always room in a man’s wardrobe for a nice pair of brown suede shoes. The problem may be in limiting yourself to just one pair.
Here are a few possibilities, at various prices:
I used to think of Florsheim as old-man shoes. I’m not sure if the Florsheim brand has changed, if prevailing styles are different, or if perhaps I have turned into an old man. Whatever the reason, I think these shoes look pretty cool.
I have a pair of Grenson Tylers, a smooth brown leather shoe that has a similar shape to the Tom. I like the cap toe on this one, and the brown is rich and dark.
This is a recent offering from J.Crew. Apparently it was popular enough to sell out before Christmas. It’s back in stock now (returns, maybe?) but with only a few sizes to choose from.
Finally, there is this nice offering from Unionmade’s selection of Alden shoes. The most expensive of the bunch, but I’m sure you can find many guys who will tell you how great Alden is. Whether or not it’s worth it to you, I cannot say.