Brogues know no gender!

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Brogues trace their roots to a rudimentary shoe originating in Scotland and Ireland and have been a hit since time unknown. 

Though they come with a condition : Wear it if you are sure!

A style of low-heeled shoe or boot traditionally characterised by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations (or "broguing") and serration along the pieces' visible edges

The word "brogue" was first used to describe a form of outdoor, country walking shoe in the early twentieth century traditionally worn by men. At that time the brogue was not considered to be appropriate for other occasions, social or business. Over time perceptions have changed and brogues are now considered appropriate in most contexts, including business. Brogues continue to be most common as leather dress and casual shoes.

Times have changed, so has the idea of wearing these shoes.  Brogues are now also worn by women and can look absolutely sassy if worn the right way.

Brogues are most commonly found in one of four toe cap styles (full or "wingtip", semi-, quarter and longwing) and four closure styles (OxfordDerbyghillie, and monk)

When it comes to women, there's one basic thing to remember :

Always let your ankle play a little picaboo when wearing Brogues. To bring out the feminine side of these classy shoes, since they were worn only by the men folk it is essential that a part of your ankle shows.

How can you wear them?

Brogues may also take the form of business dress shoes, sneakers, high-heeled women's shoes, or any other shoe form that utilises or evokes the multi-piece construction and perforated, serrated piece edges characteristic of brogues.

As a lover of all things vintage, I knew about Brogues since long but couldnt find a perfect pair for myself. The unresistable Tan colour that I couldn't resist made me finally pick mine.
See how I wear them! 

I wore my Tan Brogues with a chic Quirk box dress for a day out and it was a huge hit! 

Brogues complete the semi formal look and clearly add a scoop of class!

- Devyani

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  1. As an individual with an extreme shoe fetish, I am quite impressed by your post on brogues and their emergence in women's attire. Keep it up.

    1. Thank you :)
      Glad you liked it. Will be great to know of other shoe types that are now worn by both the sexes.


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