Brogue Shoes: The Different Styles and How to Combine Them

Brogue shoes

With their seams and perforations, Brogue shoes traditionally considered field and outdoor footwear. However, these days they are used for all occasions, including business meetings.

The following are the three major styles that manufacturers usually choose when making these chopped leather shoes, as well as some tips to get great combinations with each of them:

Brogue Shoes «Wingtip»

Matches Fashion, € 572

Matches Fashion, € 259

The toe of this variant - also called full brogues - ends near the bridge of the foot. Bet on sharp versions for your suits. Y choose "wingtips" without shine or with chunky soles for your smart casual looks to The Office. Follow the same rules when combining them with jeans.

Brogue shoes «Longwing»

Mr Porter, € 1.110

Mr Porter, € 535

You will recognize them because the reinforced toe feature of the Brogues continues throughout the shoe. It reaches down to the center of the heel, where both sides meet in a seam in its center. Brogue "longwings" are highly appropriate for your suits, as they project a more formal image than "wingtips".

Semi-Brogue Shoes

Mr Porter, € 625

Mr Porter, € 395

The Brogues you need for your more formal looks are the Semi-brogues. Its perforated toe is not shaped like a "W" like the rest, but is a simple straight line. Since they have fewer decorations and are generally quite shiny and sharp, this is about the ones that work best for business meetings.

You can also add them to other combinations in which you include dress pants, as is the case in the second image, where it forms a team with a sweater with a turtleneck and a classic cut coat.

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