It can be difficult to know which types of shoes are fashionable for men, and how to wear different styles of shoe – for instance, which outfits do they match, which colours are most suitable.
In this article, we will consider brogue shoes in the hope that inspiration can be drawn from the words and that you can use the information you learn to dress more stylishly.
A pitfall often befalling men is that they do not vary their outfits often enough, this means that their sense of dress may be considered slightly boring, but a good pair of brogue shoes can complement an assortment of styles and the uniformed look does not have to prevail.
As a shoe, they are a fantastic buy and they are currently in vogue, models across the globe are sporting them this season, so there really is no better time to invest in a decent pair.
Brogues are extremely versatile footwear for men; they can be teamed with outfits for formal occasions, but are equally suited for casual, day-to-day situations. They come in such a wide variety of colours and with various cuts and embellishments, that men are spoiled for choice.
Below are a few examples of different looks that are extremely well suited to brogues:
The first one is for the laid-back, cool-cat kind of person. Straight-legged denim jeans, graphic t-shirt, and army-style black jacket. The straight leg suits perfectly this type of shoe, complementing the shape of the design with a hint of suggestion.
The graphic t-shirt is essential, because it adds an air of ‘funk’ to the entire outfit, the t-shirt does not necessarily need to be garish, but a retro, colourful design will create a look that shows the world this person is fun loving, yet sophisticated.
Without the t-shirt, the look is fairly formal, which is fine for more formal occasions, but for everyday wear, the entire outfit needs to be broken up with a splash of understated colour.
A booted variety of this style of shoe is perfect for those men who wish to adopt the geek-chic look – a look that is extremely popular and current.
Boots are great for wearing with skinny jeans, they can be tucked in or simply rested on top, but avoid wearing jeans over the boots. Team skinny jeans with a chequered shirt and cardigan to perfect this look – you can add a heavy knitted beanie hat to create a seriously trendy look.
One look, which is currently taking the fashion industry by storm, is the ‘country’ style. To achieve this look, team a quality pair of brogue shoes – in an earthy colour such as black, brown, or dark red – with a pair of chinos.
Next, add a quilted or tweed style jacket, but select a modern design otherwise you risk coming across as old-fashioned, rather than in-fashion. Finish off the outfit by adding a tight-fit, lightweight jumper – selecting a jumper that is fairly bright will contrast well with the rest of the outfit.