There’s no style of footwear that defines the gentleman more than the brogue. It’s timeless, functional design has been favoured by the sartorially aware for more decades than we care to remember and it can lay claim to being one of the true icons of modern menswear.
A distinctly British shoe, it will instantly add an air of sophistication to virtually any ensemble. There has never been a greater variety on offer than today, so now is the perfect time to invest. Here are five of the best leather brogues.
Tricker’s country brogues are some of the sturdiest around. This pair feature a thick, Goodyear Welted leather sole, a smooth acorn calf upper and classic punch-hole detailing.
Tricker’s Bourton Brogue, £375 from Herring
Cheaney are one of the few Northamptonshire shoe brands who craft their shoes in their original factory. The rich full-grain leather finish of this pair give them a dandy aesthetic, which will work as well with a crisp suit as it will with jeans and an oxford shirt.
Cheaney Romney Grain Leather Brogues, £300 from Mr Porter
CROCKETT & JONES
The dark brown waxy calf leather of these Crockett & Jones brogues combine with the chunky Dainite rubber sole to create a rugged yet suave shoe that will serve you well for a lifetime.
Crockett & Jones Cardigan 4 Brogues, £POA from Crockett & Jones
Grenson have become masters at combining the classic with the contemporary. This shoe epitomises all that they’re about with it unmistakeable silhouette, oversized perforations, grain leather finish and mammoth triple welted sole.
Grenson Archie Triple-Welt Grained-Leather Brogues, £390 from Mr Porter
RUSSELL & BROMLEY
With its longwing design, contrasting rubber sole and timeless tan finish, these brogues will become your go-to option for autumn, winter and beyond.
Russell & Bromley Southport Brogue, £185 from Russell & Bromley