Trendspotting: Brogues


Go figure. On the one end of fashion, we have towering high heels sometimes aided and abetted by platforms. On the other, the emergence of what, in most design forms, appear to be golf shoes! Comfortable, I guess and preppy. Rather Katharine Hepburn in their disdain for delicacy or femininity. Or perhaps it’s the counterbalance of often young, attractive women wearing clunky shoes with otherwise girly outfits.

MEL Leather Brogues

There’s that trendy orange again. Wear with wide pants or long shorts (we used to call them Bermudas). For gals who have spring in their step and alot of walking to do. Menswear styling. Multi-colored leather lace-up brogues with white EVA sole. 100% Leather. $64.00

Esquivel Saddle Perforated Leather Brogues

These have some pizzazz and a bit of femininity. Think The Great Gatsby. Wear with linen and a vest, with a midi skirt and a tailored top. Handmade. Heel measures approximately 1”. Pink leather. Perforated sides, round toe, white laces. Lace-up front. Come with additional natural laces. Free shipping and returns for US orders. $665.00

MEL Tan Leather Brogues

A wear-with-everything brogue. Nice cut, lighter sole. Wear with silk camp shirts- add a foulard/cravat, menswear pockets-how about a pocket watch? Buy nifty socks, they’ll add to the vintage image. Tan leather lace-up brogues with white EVA sole. 100% Leather. $64.00

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Wanted Shoes Women’s Babe Oxford

Clean and sunshiny. Super cool with white or navy. Pick up a little yellow elsewhere. Traditional Balmoral oxford gets all the trimmings: pinking trim, wing-tip lines and a thorough brogueing for an authentic touch. 1” heel. Synthetic upper. Synthetic lining. Manmade sole. On sale $47.00

Brenna II Suede and Mesh Wingtip Brogues

Menswear classic with a summer spin-the perforation-make these Ralph Lauren classics kind of a Bentley of brogues. Chic as they can be in extremely useful colors. Cream suede, sheer tan mesh. Heel measures approximately 1”. Wingtip detail, perforated details, almond toe. Lace-up front. $625.00

Bass Joyce Oxfords

Remember saddle shoes? These have an updated, frankly less clumsy silhouette- a bit like dance shoes for the stage. Ornamented with classic brogue trimming. Classy with black, white, or crayon colors-anything strong enough to support the crispness of this look. Lace-up style. Memory-foam footbed. Leather upper/synthetic lining/rubber sole. $78.95

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