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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

That's a term I've not seen. What are Austerity brogues?

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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Pretty much a brogue, (or wingtip) depending on what you call them without any brogeuing on them (punching). Like this -

http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2728
I believe the style originated during WWII where, among other things, gentlemen were encouraged to be thrifty with their use of leather. So rather than making traditional brogues which have an extra layer of leather applied with brogueing over the toes, the Northampton makers introduced "austerity" brogues which were basically ersatz versions of full brogues made with a single layer of leather, and stitches in the place of where the brogued piece of leather usually sat atop the vamp, thus imitatating the look of a real brogue but using less materials.

They sustained some popularity as many ppl liked the look of these shoes which were somewhere between a captoe and a true brogue. Nowadays though most "austerity" brogues use the extra piece of leather like a real brogue, only maintaining the more severe look of the WWII era originals.

Traditional brogue:


"Austerity" brogue:
post #28082 of 53395
Patrick himself is not a tailor. He does not cut cloth, nor draft patterns, nor construct the clothes. He employs tailors (in a factory) to do that for him, same as many other businesses do. Nothing wrong with that.
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Pink socks for the day (for JM and anyone else disappointed I am not wearing pink socks tonight...not that you really care but you know).

Boom those socks are intense!

post #28084 of 53395
I've always liked Austerity Brogues. Just my 2c.
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+20

 

I should get some.

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I've always liked Austerity Brogues. Just my 2c.

 

Me too, but they strike me as more suited for cordovan rather than calf leather, due to their sleekness and formal (relative to the full brogue) nature. 

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I sold those exact Vass Brogues to a Aus forum member last year and have regretted it ever since...
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^^ I think they look great in either calf or cordovan. In fact, I prefer calf.
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

I sold those exact Vass Brogues to a Aus forum member last year and have regretted it ever since...

That was me!

They are gorgeous shoes but, unfortunately, they are slightly too small for me and I think that for any future Vass purchases, I'll go up .5 of a size.

You could always buy them back off me again, as I've only worn them three times since I bought them! biggrin.gif
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i really want to try a pair of Vass but havent had time to research sizing

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

i really want to try a pair of Vass but havent had time to research sizing
Vass sizing is metric isn't it? As if it wasn't hard enough even when you know your UK size, you'd have to convert that to EU sizing as well, which isn't always a straightforward conversion. Then there are different lasts to consider...

There is one solution:
http://travel.webjet.com.au/webjettsa/home.aspx?EntryPoint=Flight&RequestFrom=Outside&TripType=Return&CityFrom=SYD&CityTo=Budapest&DateOut=2013%2F3%2F15&DateBack=2013%2F3%2F21&TravelClass=BUSINESS&NumAdult=1&NumChild=0&NumInfant=0&image.x=56&image.y=6
post #28092 of 53395
I put my foot through a brand new pair of pantherellas today :'(
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I put my foot through a brand new pair of pantherellas today :'(
It's ok, you're supposed to wear them on your feet.
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Got this from O&J today. And it might even be cool enough for a jacket here tomorrow--timing!

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


It's ok, you're supposed to wear them on your feet.

 

But they ended up on the floor? bored.gif

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