The Pick: The best brown leather brogues for the office

For fine footwear, look no further than Crockett & Jones

Since 1879, Northampton shoemakers Crockett & Jones have produced some of the best boots, brogues and Oxfords on the market. And, whilst there may be various rules with brown shoes – ‘no brown in town’, for example – they tend to be the most versatile of footwear. So, naturally, it pays to invest.

The Salisbury is a Derby shoe by Crockett & Jones, with brogue detailing, five-eyelet open laces and stitched City Rubber soles. Hard-wearing and as timeless as they come, if you only own one pair of brown shoes, it should be these. We’d recommend pairing them with particular garments, but the truth is that – save your tux – they’ll go with anything in your wardrobe.

The Pick: The best brown leather brogues for the office

With decorative punching along the finest calf leather toe cap, these particular shoes are modelled around Last 348. A last, the wooden shape around which the shoes are crafted, is the foundation of footwear – and this one has quite the pedigree. First put into production in 2004, Last 348 is one of the Crockett & Jones most important innovations, and was used to create the shoes for James Bond in both Spectre and Skyfall. So lace up, you’re in good company.

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