Brogues are traditionally characterised by multiple-piece leather uppers with decorative perforations on the ridges of the material. Roots of this iconic shoe can be traced back to an early 19th century traditional, elemental shoe from Ireland and Scotland. The shoe was designed as outdoor, country footwear for farmers to use when crossing wet terrain- the perforations on the uppers allowing the water to drain out of the shoe.
Brogues have definitely experienced a huge transformation from their original use in the 19th century, where they were considered to be innapropriate for any other situations, business or social. Now it is one of the most fashionable, versatile and timeless shoes, constantly being reinvented in new ways. Aside from their typical form of leather flats, brogues can now also be boots, high-heeled shoes for women, and even sneakers! Needless to say, they are appropriate for almost every occasion, suiting both casual and smart attire.
Brogues are considered very chic and a very English style of footwear- they have been around for over a century! They feed into the continuing trend for heritage looks and are a great way to add a classic British twist to a modern look.
Our Brighton Brogues are personally some of our favourite shoes and also our bestsellers! We truly believe that investing in a pair of classic, comfortable and good quality shoes is one of the best things you can do for your wardrobe. We guarantee they will become a staple in your everyday style and that you'll never want to take them off!
Scroll down to see 3 ways to style your favourite Brighton Brogues for 3 different occasions (work, weekend, date/dinner out with friends) and how to get the most out of your new favourite pair of flats!