Monday, July 29, 2013

style 101 / BROGUE SHOES

(derived from the Gaelic bróg (Irish), bròg (Scottish) "shoe")

Considered now as one of the most formal shoe to sport, brogues are basically low-heeled traditionally characterized by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations (or "broguing") and serration along the pieces' visible edges.

Brogues were traditionally considered to be outdoor or country footwear not otherwise appropriate for casual or business occasions, but brogues are now considered appropriate in most contexts.

Brogues are most commonly found in one of four toe cap styles (full or "wingtip", semi-, quarter and longwing) and four closure styles (oxford, derby, ghillie, and monk). 

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