Brogues: From The Boardroom To The Bar

Do you know what a brogue is? Some schools of thought record that the term itself refers to an Irish accent, yet, truthfully, the exact etymology of the word is somewhat unknown. Exciting tidbits aside, in present day, the term refers to an aesthetic detailing added to leather accessories, affording them a more upscale or fanciful feeling. Stylish gentlemen in present day, urban areas can easily pair a wingtip brogue with their already established array of sensible, classic tailoring. This versatile silhouette is also extremely wearable with a more relaxed, dressed down look, such as raw, slim, but not skinny fit selvedge denim, a plaid poplin shirt, casual wool tie and tie bar. If you're feeling particularly daring, this hand-crafted option from renowned New York menswear designer Thom Browne will suit you, and your suit! The military green suede is equal parts fine and rugged, while the signature pop of a red, white and blue ribbon—a Thom Browne signature—let's everyone now you don't take yourself, or your footwear, too seriously. These shoes, as stylish as they are simple, would be a welcomed addition to any man's wardrobe this fall. Get your wings!

  • James Harris

    v expert post.

  • Mark Vox

    Is it wrong that I prefer Brogues with flatter heels?

  • Jayeson Forrest Douthit

    Is the copy worded like it came from the local paper’s “style” section on purpose, or are you just really hung over?

  • huiche7

    PATRICK BATEMAN?

  • dan

    homie slandered your journalism skills and you came back with this? #finishhim