- Nov 20, 2010
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I'm curious whether the particular punchwork designs on brogue shoes have distinct names. Do certain makers have proprietary patterns? Who designs them? I wasn't able to find any library or collection that showed them, so I thought I'd start one. Please feel free to contribute, and include the Maker and design if you can. (Please ignore the shameful state of some of these shoes. Many are beaters I got for <5 bucks.) Vintage 70's Quoddy Longwings - Love this pattern. Upturned curves and right angles. Almost like my shoes have a mustache.Loake - Decent boots overall, but unimpressed with punchwork. A little too dainty for a chunky boot. A little too angular for such a round toe.Vintage Ludwig Reiter shell. Nice spacing. Considering sending them to B Nelson for restoration.Vintage Dexter longwings. Nothing special patternwise. A bit too spread out imo.Vintage Hanovers. I LOVE these. Big chunky punches, carried all the way over the lip of the toe. Unfortunately these are damaged beyond repair.I know trickers does big punches like this, but does anyone else?Garbage Nunn Bush shoes with tacky fleur de lis pattern. Yuck.Hugo Boss - Not a full brogue by any means. Sparce and geometric but I think it works.Unknown brand longwings. Pattern is too crowded imo.I'd love to see your contributions.