• Go for Brogue

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    Brogues are no stranger to men. Recently, we’ve been lacing them up with a flash of ankle (spending five minutes on The Sartorialist blog verifies this). Often referred to as wing-tips in the States, they’re a staple in every well dressed man’s closet. Ironically, they're also charming on women. It loomed, in all likelihood, as an outgrowth of mere happenstance while skimming their little brothers' closets for oxfords, blazers and ties.

    Cole, Rood & Haan Co.'s women's wingtip oxford, Jitney, in Aubergine ($350)

    Images via The Sartorialist, Garance Doré and Cole, Rood & Haan Co.

    I like women in men’s clothing. It’s the girl-next-door fascination. Save the laces for added sprezzatura and you’re guaranteed a glowing compliment from me. So naturally this brings me to ask you ladies, how will you work these into your existing looks?

    Nov 9, 2009 | Permalink (17) Total Comments

    Matthew left a comment on 8/24/2012 at 12:36 PM:

    @Daniel, the gentlemen in the green jacket is John. He for for Ralph Lauren. Search for Combat Jacket on RL’s website. There’s a updated version almost every season.


    Daniel left a comment on 8/19/2012 at 4:38 PM:

    Anyone have any idea on the who/what/where for the khaki green jacket in the first picture?


    Michael left a comment on 6/10/2012 at 1:32 AM:

    Just wanted to add a comment about the second picture, I think those wingtips may be allen edmonds, the McCallister model, it is nearly the same.


    Ian left a comment on 4/23/2012 at 4:04 AM:

    Good article, well written, I like brogues too, yes.


    Larry Taveras left a comment on 3/4/2012 at 10:56 PM:

    I love Every single Outfit..Its all My Style


    HarrisonK left a comment on 2/19/2012 at 10:34 PM:

    @FEC - personal question for you.  When wearing brogues (such as the wingtips above) how do you care for them when you wear them without socks?  Also, do you designate specific pairs of shoes as the shoes you will not be wearing socks with?


    Theri left a comment on 8/18/2011 at 9:54 AM:

    There are some really great Oxfords out now.  I have a pair in heels (not too androgynous, I know), but they work well with slacks, ties & suspenders….  That’s what I’ll be donning this fall.


    Rainier left a comment on 7/21/2011 at 2:53 AM:

    I love the selvage jeans on the two in the second picture.


    Scott left a comment on 7/4/2011 at 8:55 PM:

    My first pair of dress shoes were wingtips. My current pair of black wingtips are Bostonians purchased in 1993 or 94. Timeless, and classic. Great post!


    jeremy left a comment on 2/6/2010 at 6:48 PM:

    quite nice! I’ve always been a fan of wingtips.


    S.N.Carpeaux left a comment on 11/12/2009 at 9:56 PM:

    I’m not afraid to say I’ll be donning a pair soon, and you shall have proof. http://pairdiem.com


    james left a comment on 11/11/2009 at 9:15 PM:

    ralph lauren doesnt seem to sell that color wingtips. i love that color. any idea what color? or other similar wingtips by other brands?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/10/2009 at 10:51 PM:

    James—In that second image I do believe those two individual work for Ralph Lauren.  So my best guess would be their his wingtips.


    james left a comment on 11/10/2009 at 9:54 PM:

    in the second picture, anyone know what brand those wingtips are from?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/10/2009 at 1:38 PM:

    Don—Thanks for sharing…good luck with the girl!

    L.A.S.—You and me both…and hopefully some ladies out there.


    Don Richman left a comment on 11/9/2009 at 7:21 PM:

    I 100% echo your sentiments on women in men’s clothing.  Here’s a few additional photos of lady’s in (traditionally) men’s shoes and one of the girl I now tell people I’m dating, but that she’s from out of town and we met at overnight camp over the summer.

    http://www.acuriousmonogram.com/2009/09/lady-looks-like-dude.html


    L.A.S left a comment on 11/9/2009 at 1:26 PM:

    I can get behind all of this!


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