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Brogues: The Shoes Women Love to See Men In

One of the questions men face in autumn is “What stylish shoes to wear and, at the same time, look fantastic?”

What’s YOUR answer?

Did you say black leather shoes? If you did… you’re close but not quite there… I have a better option for you. In fact, I have a GREAT option: brogue shoes.

Wearing jeans and a sweater may prove to be … banal. But if you add a pair of brogues, that’s another story! The classy brogues will make your outfit irresistible!

Let me tell you a secret: women actually look at shoes! Women actually judge men (and other women) by their shoes. To us men, this doesn’t make any sense, but that is how things work in women’s world. If you want to make a great first impression, then the brogues are definitely what you need!

The brogues will always give you a sophisticated look and one thing is for sure: you will never have a lack of self-confidence if you’ll feel good in your brogues!

Here’s a gold nugget for you:

Anything that literally “screams” class and can be worn with jeans can make you look like THE stud when you go out. Think sports jackets, scarves, slim ties and, of course, brogue shoes!

The saying “Shoes make the man” is 100% true. As a man, by paying attention to your shoes you show that you pay attention to details. And this is one of the qualities that are most sought after in our modern society.


Brogues are not for everyone. If you’re the “chill out” type of person, who likes to wear sneakers, you probably won’t feel comfortable wearing brogues on a daily basis. That’s OK. Just keep them for more formal occasions.

But if you want to show class, if you’re the type of guy who likes to wear dress shirts, brogues should be a staple in your wardrobe.

The next question is: how to choose the perfect pair of brogues?

First of all, a pair of shoes, and especially a pair of brogues, never comes alone. You must not choose your brogues without thinking of your entire outfit!

First things first: the color.

The most common brogues’ colors are brown, black, white and white with black.
You sure don’t want to wear the white with black ones, unless you work at the circus 😉

The white ones are too fastidious, so… Let’s talk about the REAL brogues: brown and black!
The brown brogues are perfectly suited for a pair of jeans, a blue shirt and, of course, a brown belt, of the same nuance as the shoes.

Are you looking for a more classy look? You’ve got it! : black brogues, jeans, white shirt, sports black jacket, and a black belt. Now you’re perfect for an outstanding entrance in the most stylish society!

So there you have it: two outfits which will guarantee you’ll look great, combining more styles, so that you can wear them in more than one occasion. Feel free to invent your own outfit with brogues, just keep an eye on the mirror!

I could go on, and on, and ON of ways you can make brogues part of outstanding outfits. The main idea is that if you really want to be stylish, brogue shoes are a must of your wardrobe!

Can I wear my brogues with t-shirts?

Sure. Casual has evolved to a point where it allows wearing brogues with many clothes. As long as you’re wearing dress pants or jeans, it’s perfectly OK to wear a t-shirt.

What not to wear with brogues?

Brogues are formal shoes that go great in casual situations, but there’s a line you don’t want to cross. Please don’t wear them with sporty outfits or shorts.

If style, special and refined are words that define you, make sure you have at least 2 pairs of brogues: one black and one brown. This way you’ll be covered for most occasions and outfits.

George Lavas

George is dedicated to fashion and style for men. Based in the UK, George enjoys writing about lifestyle and fashion from both sides of the pond. George created BeStylish.org to help readers create a strong sense of style with minimum effort believing that everyone can look and feel good, all day, every day.

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