The term “brogues” refers to any shoe with decorative perforation. Our British friends, no strangers to inclement weather, started poking holes in shoes centuries ago, as a way to drain excess water. Since then we’ve developed more effective solutions for weather-resistant footwear, but brogues have nonetheless stayed in demand. During the last few years in particular, brogues have enjoyed a huge spike in popularity as shoemakers experimented with more casual styles.
We recently talked to Jason Smith, Trunk Club V.P. of Product, about the brogues currently making the most buzz among both Trunk Club stylists and our members.
Fratelli Rossetti Wingtips
These Fratelli Rossetti wingtips are hand-painted and then washed, which creates an assortment of highs and lows unique to each shoe. The glossy sheen in the toes gradually gives way to a matte finish, creating an effect that looks particularly good in relaxed settings.