The Definitive Men's Brogues Thread
Brogue recommendations are popping up all over the place on this forum and rightly so. I'm a huge fan: they are smart, sturdy, traditional classics that work to smarten a casual outfit up or can be worn with a suit for 'some' formal occasions (depending on the style, I get away with them for work, for example).
So, this thread is to drool over the King of Shoes, the Brogue!
I'm in the market for a pair of new brogues come pay day (2 weeks exactly). I know I am in a very fortunate position, being a wee bit older than many on the forum and able to splash out occasionally (although I might not be able to eat for a week afterwards, but, hey, that's all good for the figure anyway).
I want them to be oxblood (not brown and not tan) and super shiny as I reckon they will be perfect for this AW heritage look that I rocking.
I've narrowed it down to two choices:
Paul Smith Shoes | Chuck Brogue
Pros: Just look at them. They are gorgeous. Exactly the right colour, not too chunky (I don't want chunky) with a leather sole (no clunky tread) and with a beautiful shine.
Cons: The price.
Stanley Brogues, Men's Shoes, Oxford Brogues, Leather Shoes, Handmade Shoes.
Pros: The price (£80 cheaper than the other anyway). Again, lovely looking a nice shine, but the colour isn't quite as rich as the others (but by no means awful). They will be incredibly well made.
Cons: The colour (a bit) and I already own a pair of the boots (in tan) which have the same detailing.
So, which ones?
And post photos of beautiful brogues!