Final Touch: Brogue Rogue
One shoe fits fall.
Walk into the average shoe store and the shelves are stocked with statement-makers; shoes that scream, “Look at me!”. Colorful kicks, fashion-forward sneakers, gaudy loafers–you name it. There are a lot of ways to go if you want your taste in footwear to attract notice but it’s hard to top a classic, bold, and fearless brogue.
This isn’t a flashy shoe, by any means, but it’s got just enough eye-catching detail to stand out from the pack. When the occasion calls for dressy lace ups with a little panache, brogues are the answer. The irony, of course, is that originally, this was a mudder’s shoe. A shoe to sluice through the bogs of Ireland, perfectly perforated for maximum drainage. Oh yeah, necessity really was the mother of invention in this case.
We probably don’t need to tell you: you’re not going anywhere near a marsh in these Oxford style, block heeled brogues (they’ve since invented better shoes for that kind of work). No, you’re matching them with thin, light socks; slim, cuffed jeans; and an earth-toned trench over a dress shirt or sweater. All totally work appropriate but equally agile for social assignments. Brogues are just a great way add a little character and some zip to your fall ensembles. Enjoy them before heavy winter boot season hits.
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