Brogues

Brogues are possibly the greatest investment a gentleman can make when it comes to wardrobe staples. With the traditional wingtip design and toecap detailing, the Brogue shoe is unarguably an essential piece to add to your footwear collection.

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If you are after a casual look opt for the 58112 Tan with a camo soul for a bit of edge or for the more formal approach try the Sheffield or Renwick paired with a suit.

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When it comes to Brogues, you can sit for hours differentiating the vast array of shades. However the Italian handmade leather Aquila Weller Brown Brogue will put your agonising search miseries to rest.

If you love the brogue design with perforated styling but are not a fan of laces the Roy Tan gives you all the best elements of the brogue.

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As a result of recent popular European trends making their way through the men’s fashion world, The Roy Tan shoe has gained enormous popularity through its traditional, yet classic look. If you’re feeling a little European when styling your Roy Tan shoe, throw them on with a killer navy or grey double breasted suit.

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Some quick and simple styling advice: when rocking a pair of brown brogues, your best bet is to pair them with a slim fit navy suit, brown and navy work hand in hand. If you’re ready to seal the deal, throw on a sky-blue checked shirt with a schmick mandarin silk tie and pocket square. You’ll definitely have heads turning, for all the right reasons.

Here are a couple shots that’ll help you gain a little inspiration on how to style your brogues:

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Here I’m wearing:

Aquila Weller Brown Brogues ($369  BUY)

West End by Simon Carter Plain Navy Suit Jacket available at John Lewis (£199 – BUY)

Hermès Façonnèe Grand H Silk Pocket Square 45cm x 45xm ($210  BUY)

The Tie Bar Tangerine Silk Knitted Skinny Tie ($15 – BUY)

Santillo 1970 Cooper Blue Checks Double Twisted Cotton Shirt from FINAEST.com (€150 – BUY)

Spektre Sunglasses – MAS Classic Tortoise with Blue Mirrored Lenses from FINAEST.com (€105 – BUY)

Happy Socks ($25  BUY)

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Founder of SMF, Elias spends most of his time travelling the world, attempting to become the first Lebanese surfer and rocking the white pant + double breasted blazer combo.