Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by NorthCoast, Dec 20, 2015.
Grenson has a lot of very streetwear-ish brouge boots/shoes. The "Fred" comes to mind.
Have some Herring/Cheaney for sale too, no reasonable offer refused...
They're stunning Mate.
Any more info or pics?
I only realised last month when I had a funeral to go to, that amongst my shoe collection, I do not own one pair in Black!!!
Now those are definitely for kicking! Also demonstrates my problem with brogues - 'shortwing'/derby is not my taste but these are close to an exception. For me it is as if there are too many exceptions to the rule with brogues.
Here are my Frye James in some kind of post-apocalyptic distressed finish. I was doing some Christmas shopping and found these with a $20 price tag and couldn't say no. Not very versatile though...
I picked them up on ebay a couple of years back from a fella who had bought them and never worn 'em (That's the sellers original pic) I think I paid £20 plus £5 postage.
Leather soles, leather lined. I just gave them a parade-shine and they were good as gold.
Two years of wear and they're holding up nicely. They took bloody ages to break-in though.
In response to a request by Clouseau, here's a pair of brogues I bought a few years ago from Jones the Bootmaker, Buchanan St, Glasgow. I bought them because they are the same colour as my A1 jacket.
Florsheim Lexington. They are a good option and not expensive (A tad cheaper than the Loake Royals, and not as chunky) . I saw them 'in the flesh' and they look really good. Exist in black too.
Cheaney do some very nice brogues and this pair called the 'James Finch' made for my local shoe shop (now gone) are typical of their more rustic offerings. They have a Dainite sole, are supremely comfortable and work well with flannel trou, jeans and cords. But they fail the @covskin test!
These Oxford shortwing brogues date from c. 1987 and are made by once-great John White of Northamptonshire. Not as versatile as the Cheaney above, being an Oxford, but close. Better with flannel and POW than jeans:
Closest to the Look and still available from John Simons in London are these burgundy Florsheim Imperial longwings:
Great stuff. I think Imperial is the (old) name of the range, while this model is/was called Kenmoor.
Speaking of your John White brogues, the colour is lovely. They really look like the Church's Burwood, and are of the same quality. (And BTW are more or less the same age than mine !)
My first and only pair of brogues were John White, longwing derby in black. Wore them until unrepairable around 1987, should have got another pair but by early/mid-20s you feel like leaving the things of your youth behind.
I know this is heresy, but I always did prefer shortwing over longwing.
I always liked both. About Longwings, the first pair i had were Dexter (a US brand now extinct) that were, like Loakes Royals, real gunboats, massive chunky shoes. i must confess than now i prefer narrower brogues, like my Church's. That's why i am interested by the Florsheim Lexington longwings, they are thinner so smarter i think.
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