I feel like I should be sipping a gimlet or mint julep at the track with these on, although that is pretty far from where I am. Nevertheless, they are beautifully crafted with some interesting style points. Much like suede elbow patches, it softens the look a bit, bringing it a bit more towards casual, but staying smart. These Brown leather Derby shoes from Folk are fitted with suede panel heels and leather lining and soles. Of course they are handmade from soft, supple leather and would fit in with jeans, tweed or a seersucker suit. From $380 (on sale for $190!) on Mr Porter [ad name=”go-STIL-smbanner”]

These beauties are not only unconventional, they are also traditional. Take a beautifully styled Italian dress shoe and mix in some interesting, but tastefully muted colors and a bit of suede, and voila. Complete with a foot molding leather sole and a 3/4″ heel, the Italian suede leather is dyed a salvia and ras color and is completed by a perforated trim. I’m imagining the perfect outing in these shoes as a game of croquet in a polo shirt and shorts followed up by a cooling afternoon cocktail on the patio at the club. Any takers? $475 from Antonio Maurizi [ad name=”go-STIL-smbanner”]

These boots make me want to go to the desert so I don’t feel like a poser. The grey suede, stitching and just overall look from these Costume National Homme Desert Boots look at home on the LA beach ‘desert’ if you know what I mean. The Italian made desert boots are equipped with a traction rubber sole and a 1.25″ heel. Oh, and you gotta love the heel loop- style elements to boot! Grey Suede Desert Boots by Costume National Homme – $605Purchase from Gilt [ad name=”go-STIL-smbanner”]

What better to drive your Porsche than a set of Porsche Design driving shoes. These suede low top driving sneakers from Adidas are perfect for your Sunday drive, track day, or just hanging out at the coffee shop. True style with a functional extra thin rubber sole with traction for heel-toe pedal feel, this design helps to boost performance and protect the foot during lateral movements. Shown: Adidas Porsche Design Sport Suede Driving Sneakers in Dark Brown / Titanium $330 MSRP from Adidas Porsche Design [ad name=”go-STIL-smbanner”]