The Toledo Foxy is a sophisticated and comfortable shoe that can take you to the office or out for a night on the town. Constructed with the finest craftsmanship and exquisite Italian leather and suede this shoe can be dressed up or down and is sure to add some color to your wardrobe and some pep to your step.
The Toledo is a full brogue shoe, also known as a wingtip which is a style that traverses the middle ground between formal and relaxed. A general rule of thumb is that a shoe is less formal the more broguing it has and vice versa, so the Toledo is a more casual shoe despite its whimsical beauty. Aside from black tie events, they’re perfectly acceptable for semi-formal occasions, office wear, and smart-casual looks.
Derbies, shoes with open lacing like the Toledo, are technically a little less formal than oxfords, but don't let that worry you too much. If you're the kind of guy who wears a suit with some regularity, but also needs a pair of shoes on hand that'll work for date night on the weekend, these derbies won't do you wrong with their creative flair.
How to Style Mens Brogue Shoes
As we’ve learned, Derbies (open lacing) and Wingtips (full brogue details) are on the more casual side of men’s brogue shoes. While these brogues aren’t the best choice to wear with a tux at a black-tie event, they are the perfect choice for just about everything else from jeans and sport jackets to tweed trousers.
Brogues and jeans are a lovely combination especially when intentionally styled to show a little ankle skin. We love the look of slim blue or raw denim with brown, black or colored brogues. Dare to wear them without socks (or at least visible ones) and roll or cuff your jeans to show off the perforated details in all their glory. You can also style white, blue, khaki and even purple chinos the same way.
Brogues and shorts are a winning summer combination and a very gentlemanly way of wearing brogues is also to pair them with your suit. Be sure to shop our entire collection of Men’s Brogues from boots to derbies in classic black and pops of color.