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The New Rule


When shoes like this Alden suede longwing are finding their way into stores, it’s time to reexamine your feelings on white shoes. Traditional wisdom dictates waiting until Memorial Day, which would give you another 41 days of wingtips, but we’d suggest in the following rule for anyone north of the Mason-Dixon: Any time you’re switching to summerweight suits or wearing short sleeves outside, it should be warm enough to accommodate a little white footwear.

In other words, give it another couple weeks.