The Rebirth of Brogues

One of the biggest men’s fashion stories of recent times is the rebirth of the traditional brogue. Not only a man’s perfect footwear work companion when styled with a smart suit but it equally completes a casual man-about-town look when paired with jeans and a shirt.

Traditionally seen as footwear preserved for old gentlemen, the brogue has come a long way in the shoe fashion stakes. Brogues are believed to have been created in Ireland, derived from the Old Irish bróg, to enable water that seeped into shoes to drain out through the perforated holes. But these days, the brogue shoe with its distinctive pinked and perforated detailing feature is the go-to footwear for those discerning gents looking for heritage, with an eye for quality and wanting the ultimate comfort in footwear.

Here’s 5 of our most popular brogues under £200.

1.      Barker Toddington - £200
A modern wing tip derby, available in 3 sophisticated colours and a classic toe punched design. The perfect addition to any man’s wardrobe.

2.      Barker Alfred - £180
A timeless half brogue design, available in high-shine black leather, with refined toe centre design for a simple yet elegant shoe for every modern man’s wardrobe.

3.      Barker Tenby - £180
This long wing brogue has punched detailing throughout giving it a very unique sense of style, and is available in a classic cedar calf leather colour for a popular and versatile look.

4.      Anatomic Gel Tucano - £114.95
Dubbed ‘the most comfortable shoes you’ll ever wear’ thanks to the unique gel technology, these brogues are a bargain, and are available in both a brown leather and a navy suede finish.

5.      Loake 641 - £149.95
A classic brogue with a casual look and feel that has been a best-seller for years thanks to its design, comfort and quality finishing. The tan grain leather colour makes it a very versatile choice and a definite winner in our books.

The brogue has most certainly come a long way from its humble beginnings and is here to stay. There's a full selection of brogues in Robinsons shoes collection online. 

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