The first day of summer seems as good an excuse as any to call out a good pair of (nearly) white suede shoes. And this pair from Heutchy is right up my alley. Because, despite my affection for bucks of all kinds, I’ve always opted for the classic dirty taupe in the past. I just find the white nubuck versions a little off-putting in their glaringly white, pristine state. I know they’ll scuff up nicely, but it’s been a hurdle for me. So maybe I’ll just skirt the issue entirely and start with a muted chalk color like the one on these oxfords. I won’t learn any life lessons about the virtue of delayed gratification, but at least I’ll get a damn nice pair of shoes out of the deal.