If you're looking for a brogue boot that adds the perfect punctuation mark to your smart-casual attire, look no further. As part of the new "Signature" range by John White, this full wingcap brogue features an eye-catching open-lacing system and detailed perforations that are sure to make you stand out from the crowd.
Brogues first came onto the scene in Scotland and Ireland at the turn of the 19th century. They were originally worn by the farming community, with the perforations (brogueing) designed to drain water from the shoe in boggy conditions. Since then, the reputation of the brogue has changed dramatically, with it now being the height of style amongst modern gentlemen and regularly seen around the city streets.
Often appearing on the feet of celebrities such as Jude Law and Robbie Williams, the brogue boot is as durable as it is trendy. The rubber studded sole and fully padded leather insole make this particular men's brogue weather resistant and of the highest quality.
The hand burnished, grained tan leather upper as well as the slightly elongated toe lend a more contemporary look, ensuring you stand out and get noticed at your next business or social event.
We recommend teaming the tan brogue boot with a smart casual pair of turned up burgundy or brown chinos. It is important with brogue boots that they get the recognition they deserve, so try not to let the trouser leg hang over the top of the boot. If you're attending a more formal event, ask a tailor to bring the trouser leg up so they kiss the top of the boot. Alternatively, for social dinners or evenings out in the city, you could wear a smart pair of slim fit blue jeans with a simple button-up shirt and tan jacket.