Photography by Mr Matthew Donaldson

Just like shortbread, whiskey and Sir Sean Connery, the humble brogue is a Scottish creation that has proved popular the world over. Originally developed for outdoor use by our Gaelic ancestors, the distinctive perforations were designed to allow water to drain out of the shoes. While Highland bog walking may not be a daily occurrence for many of us, these distinctive holes still remain the hallmark of the modern wingtip.

AND HOW TO wear THEM...


The Leading Man
Just like Nineties film noir LA Confidential, these Church's shoes are classic Hollywood with a modern twist
The Great Gatsby
A dash of F Scott Fitzgerald never hurt anyone's bookshelf - or wardrobe. Try these two-tone wingtips from Paul Smith
The Maverick
Detailed with a punched-in shape of Mr. Bathing Ape's 'Bapestar' emblem, the twist on these is no less pleasurable by being subtle
The Vintage Look
With subtle fraying and an artfully lived-in look, these Alexander McQueen brogues step confidently across the dress-code divide
The Contemporary Classic
Sleek and slender, these striking taupe brogues are classic Yves Saint Laurent. Perfect with a pair of navy jeans
The Quiet Revolution
Whilst we ordinarily recommend matching your sock to your trouser, sometimes we can't help but break the rules. It works with these Ralph Lauren Purple Label wingtip brogues
Gallery photography by Mr Simon Vinall
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