How to wear men’s brogues

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Brogues are an essential accessory for the discerning gent.
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Stylish shoes are a necessity for any fashionable gent, and men’s brogues are the masters of style. They’re the classically cool shoes worn by gangsters in the Untouchables, and celebrity cads like Jude Law.

Not sure when or how to wear men’s brogues? Here’s a quick answer:

For formal wear, keep to a single dark colour, ideally black. Opt for a more conservative semi or quarter brogue and make sure they’re polished. For smart casual anything goes. Be bold and try a two tone, full brogue. Or for a more subtle yet sophisticated look, a pair of brown suede brogues are perfect.

For more detailed style advice and all you need to know about how to wear brogues, read on:
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How to wear brogue boots


Brogue boots are smart enough to wear with a suit, but they also dress down well
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Brogue boots are one of the most versatile footwear choices around. Choose black and they’re easily smart enough to wear with a suit. Go for brown and you’ll look the business in tweed. For a funky weekend vibe, twin your brogue boots with slim fit jeans or chinos and a bomber jacket. Confused? Here’s your guide to looking the business in brogue boots.
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Add some jazz to your wardrobe with two-tone brogues

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Two-tone shoes are a great way to add colour and texture to your wardrobe.
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Spectator shoes were the in-your-face black and white brogues Al Capone and the rest of the Chicago mob wore. But this isn’t prohibition, and it shouldn’t be about exhibitionism either – two tone brogues are about style perfectionism.

To help you add a touch of jazz to your autumn / winter wardrobe here’s the lowdown on spectator shoes and how to make them work for you.
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