There’s nothing more we like than a good pair of brogues. Timeless, classic and effortless are some of the key adjectives we’d use to describe the brogue shoe. Not only are they a great way to upgrade an outfit, but they’re also a must-have investment to any man’s wardrobe. You can wear them up with suit pants for a formal look, or wear them down with rolled up jeans. Unfortunately, the formality associated with brogues confuses many men into thinking it is mostly suited to colder seasons. In fact, brogues can easily be integrated into your summer wardrobe. Here are some of our favourite pairs of brogues for this summer season.
Mark McNairy Suede Wingtip Brogues
With its chunky rubber soles and suede upper, this pair of brogues can be easily paired with formal trousers or chinos. The suede give it a classy touch and they’re perfect to show off with shorts in summer. Wear these with navy shorts and a white linen shirt for a clean, crisp look.
Thom Browne Full Grain Leather Brogues
Thom Browne brogues are great with shorts to show off the little details, like the red, white and blue tab at the heel
There is simply no way an outfit can go wrong when you’re wearing Thom Browne. Take this full grain leather brogue for example – it has the traditional textured leather upper, but the crepe rubber sole gives it a slight street-cool attitude. This pair of brogues are perfect for summer when paired with white pants and a dark shirt.
AMI High-Shine Leather Brogues
If you’re looking for brogues which give that extra little something, then you should carefully choose the leather. A high-shine leather brogue like this offering from Parisian label AMI will give any outfit an upgrade. In particular, it looks great when paired with a grey or dark checkered suit. Wear it with cuffed selvedge denim when you head out for a nice date on the weekend and expect compliments to come your way.
Grenson “Dylan” Suede and Leather Wingtip Brogues
Suede and leather on a brogue is nothing new, but when it’s offered in a delightful shade of blue, it’s well worth a second look. Grenson is known to craft exceptional footwear and this limited edition brogue is no exception. The contrasting leather and suede panels gives a luxurious touch and the Goodyear welt construction makes sure it’s a comfortable fit on any foot. Pair these with light chinos or jeans to mix and match textures this summer.
DSquared2 Brown Leather & Denim Tudor Longwing Brogues
Denim on brogues don’t seem like a winning combination, but this pair proves us wrong. The low top leather means it has an informal touch which suits the denim panels perfectly. The brown lace up closure paired with golden eyelets still manages to give the brogues a classy touch. This pair of brogues is perfect for summer when paired with shorts or lightweight pants.