Countless designs have stood the test of time but few have completely transformed their fortunes quite like the brogue. The style now considered the height of gentlemanly fashion was once worn for little more than trudging through the bogs of Scotland and Ireland, their holes allowing a quick exit for gathering water and some respite for cold, sodden feet. Despite these working class roots, the brogue has blossomed into one of footwear’s biggest success stories, going from wet weather waders to big occasion must have.
The brown or tan brogue has been the style of the century, favoured by everyone from Game of Thrones’ Kit Harrington to David Gandy. When it comes to putting a unique spin on such a classic style, nobody does it better than Brit favourite, Jude Law. Whilst he’s known to turn to tan on occasion, Law is more often spotted with just a hint of a platform to his brogues. If, like us, you can’t hear the word ‘platform’ without thinking of the Spice Girls, let us draw your attention to the Hugo Boss Tuned Derb Brogue Boot. This is the most modern take on the brogue you’re likely to stumble across, merged with all the signature details of the classic style. Italian made, with a navy suede upper and subtly layered rubber sole, they’re the shoes you’ll slip on with your chinos and rolled-ankle denims.
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