Brogues: New styles and styling tips

As with many styles of formal shoe, brogues are highly versatile, suiting both casual and smarter attire.

There are different styles of brogue shoes, which include:

Full Brogue – The full brogue is the most iconic brogue style, with serrated and perforated seams and edges and the patterned toe cap.

Semi Brogue – The semi brogue has the same patterned toe cap as the full brogue, but only has a serrated and perforated edge along the toe cap rather than on all the seams and edges.

Quarter Brogue – The quarter brogue has no toe cap pattern, just the serrated and perforated edge at the toe cap.

Choosing the right brogue style for your outfit is often the first thing fashion conscious men look for – different styles tend to better suit certain looks or outfits. And it’s important to get it right.

Here are some of our favorite brogues from our new collection of shoes.

 

1) Tucano (Mustang Black & Mustang Tobacco)

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You may be familiar with our Tucano range – a popular brogue style amoung sophisticated men with a good sense of style. If you’ve ever worn a pair,  you’ll know that the Tucano brogue is highly comfortable thanks to our unique Anatomic Gel Technology.

But what sets our Tucano men’s leather brogue apart from any other you ask?

With its distinctive stitching (waxed thread for waterproofing) and contrasting England Rubber Gel sole, you’re bound to make an impression, but it’s not until you slide them on and feel their soft natural leathers and cushioned sheepskin lining until you really feel the benefits.

All that’s left to do now is pick a colour! The Tucano shoe is now available in Mustang Black and Mustang Tobacco.

 

2) Pilar (Smooth Burgundy/Black & Vintage Graphite/Burgundy)

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Our Pilar range is another example of fine craftsmanship. Now also available in Smooth Burgundy/Black and Vintage Graphite/Burgundy, the Pilar brogue is for the man who is looking to build their look from the ground up.

An Oxford shoe, best characterised by “closed lacing”, its distinctive two-toned leather finish and contrasting hand-stitched welt is sure to get heads turning.

 

4) Charles (Smooth Black, Smooth Bronze & Smooth Castanho)

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Stylish, comfortable and suitable for all occasions, the Charles men’s leather brogue will help you polish off loads of your looks. Lightweight and flexible, thanks to their soft leather uppers and rubber gel soles, these men’s brogues don’t just look the part, but feel just as good too.

Whether you opt for Smooth Black, Smooth Bronze or Smooth Castanho, you can partner your pair with formal trousers, dark denim, chinos, blazers and shirts – the list goes on.

 

Chelsea Boots: New styles for the seasons ahead

Synonymous with British style, the classic Chelsea boot is guaranteed to smarten up any outfit.

Coloured, suede, leather or with a patent finish? Whatever your preference, the Chelsea boot is the ultimate shoe for style-minded men.

Here is a guide to some of our new collection of men’s Chelsea boots, to help you find the perfect pair to add to your winter wardrobe.

 

Cardoso

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Now available in Mustang Black or Tobacco and Suede Brown, the Cardoso Chelsea boot may look polished and ready-for-anything on the outside but, inside, they’re a homely treat.

From the minute you pull them on (an easy feat thanks to the tab and elastic inserts) and feel the comfort of their soft sheepskin lining to the minute you take these leather boots off (though, frankly, you may not want to), your feet will stay and feel daisy-fresh.

A dependable menswear staple, save these for your best pair of jeans at the weekend.

 

Amazonas

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At a glance, these may just look like any other pair of traditional-style men’s Chelsea boots, but look again and you’ll see that these well-crafted, ready-for-action (especially with those high grip soles) slip on boots are so much more.

The Amazonas Mustang Brown Chelsea boot is designed with wider fitting feet in mind, inside, they’re a homely treat. From the minute you pull them on and feel the comfort of their soft sheepskin lining to the minute you take these leather boots off, your feet will stay and feel daisy-fresh.

Pull on tabs and elastic inserts complete this timeless look.

 

Gustavo

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Available in Smooth Coffee or Vintage Navy (for those really looking to make a statement), this traditional-style Anatomic & Co Gustavo Chelsea boot features a distinctive punched-hole brogue pattern.

They can be dressed up, down, and then back again very easily.

From the minute you pull them on and feel the comfort of their soft sheepskin lining to the minute you take these leather boots off, you will discover that they are as pleasurable on the inside as they are on the outside.

 

Garibaldi

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Whatever the forecast, you’ll be as right as rain with our Garibaldi men’s leather slip on boots. Originally designed for industrial workers, the Chelsea boot is as durable as it is easy to slip-on, and the Garibaldi is no different. A dependable menswear staple, save these for your best pair of jeans at the weekend.

 
 

Each pair of our men’s Chelsea boots is also lined with a layer of sheepskin featuring our Anatomic Gel Technology® formula. This unique gel ensures your feet benefit from maximum comfort no matter what you’re doing.

Style Guide: How to Wear Men’s Brogues

Brogues are a staple item of clothing for any man’s wardrobe, and are a great way to spruce up your dress shoes by adding a bit of British culture.

Oxfords, Derbys, boots and monk shoes are all available in brogue styles with different closures and varying levels of patterns and decoration.

 

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Brogue Characteristics & Styles

The brogue is a very versatile shoe and comes in various shapes. Some of the basic characteristics you will find in most brogues includes:

– Low heels
– Presence of toe caps
– Presence of heel caps
– Presence of lace panels
– Presence of decorative perforations

Certain designs have changed over time, and so subcategories of brogues were created including Full brogues or Wingtips, Half brogues, Ghillie brogues and other modern variations.

 

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Wearing brogues the traditional/formal way

As a dress shoe, brogues go naturally well with a tailored suit. Its important to keep them shiny if used for formal attire.

Semi brogues are the best option for formal dress as a more simplified style stops the outfit from becoming too casual. If you want to opt for a full brogue, or wingtip, then it is important that the shoe is leather, and is single toned.

 

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Wearing brogues the modern/casual way

The versatile nature of brogues means they quite comfortably work with a casual outfit. You can pair your brogues with slim-trimmed chinos and an Oxford shirt or even a pair of dark denim jeans and a golf shirt.

Slimmer fitting trousers that show a small bit of ankle also work well, as they show off the decorative nature of the shoe.

Suede brogues provide you with a much more casual look than leather options. However, just like you would with a pair of suede Chelsea boots, it is vital that you look after them.

Stylish shoes are a necessity for any fashionable gentlemen, and brogues are the masters of style. They’re the classically cool shoes worn by all men with a keen eye for fashion.

Guide: Wearing Casual Shoes That Aren’t Trainers

Over the years, you may have amassed quite the trainer collection – having a fresh pair for every day of the week. We get it: trainers are aesthetically appealing, versatile and often comfortable to wear.

However, as great as they may be, the reality is that trainers will only take you so far when it comes to looking ’smarter’. It’s said that you can tell a lot about a man just by the type of shoes that he wears, and we like to think that shoes are he most important part of a man’s wardrobe.

Anatomic & Co has put together a guide to casual shoes that aren’t sneakers to help you add depth to your casual shoe wardrobe.

 

Desert Boots:

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Desert boots have become one of the more popular boot styles in recent menswear fashion. Their lightweight assembly and all-day comfort may have something to do with that.

This simple, everyday shoe will quickly become your everyday go-to as it is versatile and can be worn during any season. Desert boots will help you add that perfect element of smart casual to your wardrobe.

Our pick for this season: Colorado Pinhao Brown

 

Loafers:

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The loafer has somewhat been reborn to become a staple in the casual menswear shoe category. Loafers are especially great for the warmer months, and are ideal for a country drive in the Midlands or a summer holiday in Greece.

This laceless, low-cut shoe pairs well with some slim-fitted pants and can also we worn with shorts. Another great thing about loafers is that they can be worn without socks.

Our pick for this season: Tavares Pinhao

 

Brogues

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Brogues may be a dress shoe by definition, but why stick to the rules? The popularity of this shoe style has extended from just a dress shoe to a casual shoe too.

Certain brogues can be worn on many different levels and work nicely with casual, clean, minimalist wear.

Our pick for this season: Tucano Coffee Brown

 

Boat shoes

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From bar hopping to puddle jumping, the boat shoe has become a popular style with its unique and striking design. The shoe is created with short laces, a rubber sole and tight stitching.

Both appealing to the eye and sophisticated, this shoe offers the support and comfort of trainers, while maintaining a smart look when paired with any outfit.

Our pick for this season: Viana Navy & Havana

 

Chelsea Boots

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Synonymous with artists and rock starts (especially The Beatles), Chelsea boot are another smart-casual shoe. With its heritage-inspired look, the Chelsea boot adds dimension to a gentleman’s wardrobe.

The shoe’s sleek and clean lines make it one of the most popular boot options available, and are the stylish man’s secret weapon.

Our pick for this season: Natal Cognac Brown