How to Wear Men’s Brogues

How to Wear Men’s Brogues

Brogues have come a long way from the wet-weather farm shoes they were designed for; the punch-hole design is now worn for decorative purposes, not draining water away. Now there are many types of brogues on the market, so let’s learn how to style this men’s staple. 

How to Style Men’s Brogue Shoes

A brogue is distinguished by a pattern of holes punched in the leather uppers of the shoe, known as broguing. Today brogues come as Oxford or Derby shoes, boots, loafers and even monk shoes. A very gentlemanly way of wearing brogues is to pair them with a suit. Brogues are considered more casual shoes but can still be worn with business attire and other formal wear.

A smart casual essential look is a brogue and chino combination. White, blue, khaki and even purple chinos will all work nicely with a pair of brown brogues. A killer combo for warmer months is brogues and shorts, ditch the socks and go for shorts above or below the knee, and pair the look with knitwear, shirts or a blazer. 

Brogues with denim are one of our favorite combinations. Slim or straight, blue or raw denim jeans pair well with brown, black or blue brogues. Lighter colored denim looks great with brown brogues. Wear them with or without socks, and roll the cuff to add some style to your look. Throw on a knitted cardigan, a sport jacket, or even a club-style jacket to complete your look.

Men’s Designer Brogue Shoes

The Wanderer is for the man who needs a boot for the road less traveled.  This boot is a combination of brogue styling with a thick rubber sole, ensuring that you can go anywhere you want.  Handcrafted from Italian leather with suede accents, this boot is a must-have for your shoe collection. Available in four colors here. 

With its clean lines and beautifully cut edges, the Charles is the sartorial gentlemen’s dream. This hook and eye lace-up boot is a contemporary take on an old-world classic. An over-the-ankle, handcrafted boot with brogue detailing that can be dressed up or dressed down. Available in six colors here. 

The Orlando elevates the Oxford style to statement-making status. With its clean lines and beautifully cut edges, the Orlando gives this classic men's shoe an elevated feel complete with brogue detailing and a comfortable fit that will make it your go-to shoe for work or play. Available in four colors here. 

The Toledo takes brogues to the next level constructed with old world European craftsmanship and a touch of creative flair. The Toledo can be worn with a suit or dressed down with a pair of jeans, but rest assured whenever you go in the Toledo, compliments are guaranteed. Available in two colors here. 

These days you don’t have to wear brogues to walk through puddles, and similar to sneakers, brogues can pair well with jeans, chinos and most types of pants. Shop our entire collection of Mens Brogues here