Let’s face it. When it comes to footwear you really just can’t beat a quality pair of brogues. The word classic may get thrown around a lot these days, but the perennially stylish, hard wearing and versatile brogue is certainly deserving of the term.

A wardrobe (or under the bed?) staple,  brogues are practically guaranteed to improve any outfit, and as Glenn O’Brien said, “Nothing a man wears  is more important than his shoes.”

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 From a classic brown leather to colourful suedes there are a pair of brogues to suit almost any style or taste. And as they’re made with durability in mind you’ll literally get decades out of them, so the only thing you’ll have to worry about is whether to go with jeans or trousers, socks or ankle, as with a little bit of care and attention they will only get better with age.

As well as looking great, a good pair of shoes also has the ability to endow a gent with a air of masculinity and reliability that our trusty trainers just cant hope to compete with. So why not take a look at some of the pairs we’ve featured below and go for brogue.




A classic English wing tip brogue that has been a part of the Grenson range for 80 years. This brogue is full of heritage and will always look great with turned up denim. For both causal or formal occasions these are your versatile boys for the job. Check out Loakes as well for another range of traditional British brogues.




These black leather brogues benefit from a rubber platform sole that both adds height and cushioning that makes for a comfy pair of feet. The premium leather finish of these lace ups with give any suit or office outfit a subtle touch of elegant authority.



358695_mrp_fr_lThese suede brogues from J Crew add a modern update to the classic wingtip by featuring a contrasting colour rubber sole. The suede will look great with some colourful chinos or dark denim, and with some proper attention and care rain need not be a problem. Office also do a similar brogue in a wider range of colours and sole for substantially less dough.


It seems pretty hard to go wrong with these shoes, whether you’re going for contemporary and sophisticated, or something more quintessentially English and eccentric, you’re in safe, reliable hands with a pair of brogues. And although arguably the most masculine of shoes, brogues also enjoy the ironic quirk of looking just as great on women as well. So really, what’s not to like? Will you be going brogue this Autumn?



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2 Responses

  1. Ade

    Great stuff street gents. Am tempted to get myself a pair of brogues but not whether to go really classic, or get some colour. Either way really helpful guys. Keep it up!

  2. Quintessential Gent

    Cheers Ade. We’re just getting started really but we’ve got some great stuff planned so keep checking back! Good luck with the brogue hunt.