Originally Posted by bsyde82
what's the difference, if any, between a wingtip and a brogue
wingtip requires that the cap portion being shaped like a wing.
brogue requires brogueing (those holes on the edge of the leather panels).
the definitions aren't very precise - for example, an austerity brogue has a cap portion shaped like a wing, but no perforations or medallion.
the term brogue in english shoemaking is using broken down into full brogue, semi-brogue, quarter-brogue, while in the US, those are known as a wingtip, captoe with perforations and mediallion, and captoe with perforations.