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Men's Style Pro in Jack Wills Darrock Chalk Stripe Suit & Johnston & Murphy Tyndall Wingtip Oxblood Boots

Take a moment and look in your closet. If you wear suits on a regular basis, there are probably a number of blue ones at your disposal. During the fall & winter months many guys tend to gravitate toward suede footwear to complement the texture of their wool & tweed suits, but, we challenge you to look into highly detailed leather kicks. The shoes in this feature are the Tyndall Wingtip Boots in oxblood & the Clayton Pebble Leather Double Monk Straps by Johnston & Murphy.

Why Choose A Detailed Leather Shoe vs Suede 

  • Starting with the practical application, leather shoes are easier to maintain than suede. A solid shine and you’re typically good to go.
  • If you get caught in a sudden down pour, your leather shoes will have a better chance of not getting destroyed. 
  • Leather shoes offer an elegant contrasted to the texture material of your wool suits (in fall/winter weights).
  • As with the oxblood leather boots, leather shoes tends to hold their shape much better than suede. A sleek silhouette is the sign of a well-constructed leather shoe.
  • The small details stand out better with leather. For example, check out the broguing on the wingtip boots and the pebble leather double monk strap shoes both offer details that are sometimes lost on suede shoes (not all the time).
  • When you’re not suited up, leather shoes complement denim seamlessly. 
  • Remember, leather ages better. This aging process can add some serious character to your footwear.

Styling The Heavy Weights

Men's Style Pro in Jack Wills Darrock Chalk Stripe Suit & Johnston & Murphy Tyndall Wingtip Oxblood Boots

 Chalked Striped Wool Suit “The Darrock” by Jack Wills

Men's Style Pro in Jack Wills Darrock Chalk Stripe Suit & Johnston & Murphy Tyndall Wingtip Oxblood Boots

 Large Gingham Slim Washed Shirt by Johnston & Murphy | Striped Wool Tie &  Pocket Square by The Tie Bar

Men's Style Pro in Jack Wills Darrock Chalk Stripe Suit & Johnston & Murphy Tyndall Wingtip Oxblood Boots

 Tydall Wingtip Oxblood Boots by Johnston & Murphy

Strictly Business

Clayton Double Monk Strap Shoe by Johnston & Murphy with Dragon Inside Navy Plaid Suit

Clayton Double Monk Strap Pebble Grain Leather Shoe by Johnston & Murphy | Lorenzo Small Briefcase by Maxwell Scott

Clayton Double Monk Strap Shoe by Johnston & Murphy with Dragon Inside Navy Plaid Suit

Custom Navy Plaid By Dragon Inside

Clayton Double Monk Strap Shoe by Johnston & Murphy with Dragon Inside Navy Plaid Suit

Slimmed Washed Plaid Shirt by Johnston & Murphy  | Stone Skull Bracelet By Degs & Sal | Watch via Dapper Time

See Also
Johnston & Murphy Loafer Giveaway

Clayton Double Monk Strap Shoe by Johnston & Murphy with Dragon Inside Navy Plaid Suit

This post was sponsored by Style Coalition and Johnston & Murphy.

Photo Credit: Michael A. Flores of Michael Anthony Flores Photography

Best,

Sabir

@MensStylePro

View Comments (9)
    • HI Tango Shoppe,

      Thanks for dropping. Eventhough they are are technically both “leather” there is that clear visible difference that people need to take into account.

      Best,

      Sabir

      • Thanks a lot. I really enjoy everything on this site and the writing reviews on the suits. Do you have any reviews on a suit with a wide peak lapel?

        • Hi Charles,

          Funny that you ask. I recently had a wide peak lapel tuxedo made my Dragon Inside. Here’s a picture from a recent wedding I went to.

          The green blazer is from indochino with their extra wide option.

          Best,

          Sabir

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