The Look: modern brogues are smart, sturdy and not at all stodgy

The Look: modern brogues are smart, sturdy and not at all stodgy

This season, everyone’s favourite (boring) office shoe is the height of cool. But instead of staid black and brown, they’re best in blue, burgundy and even hot pink. Bonus style points for contrasting socks.

The Look: Going Brogue

Shown above:

Giorgio Armani
blue leather brogues, $625. Harry Rosen, 82 Bloor St. W., 416-972-0556.

Harris Vard
wine leather brogues, $595. Davids, 66 Bloor St. W., 416-920-1000.

John Varvatos Griffin
grey suede brogues, $225. Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor St. W., 416-922-2333.

Ralph Lauren
blue suede brogues, $550. Jonathan + Olivia, 49 Ossington Ave., 416-849-5956.

Cooper Square
wingtips, $330. Cole Haan, 101 Bloor St. W., 416-926-7575.

Jeffrey Care
Jeffrey Care, 22, musician
“I wear a lot of dress shoes. Even just with jeans, they make me feel more proper and confident.”
Jeffrey Care
Aaron Doucet
Aaron Doucet, 27, owner of Philistine, a vintage store
“A friend cobbles for me. She takes vintage pairs and gives them a different look. It’s a cool way to inject new life into old shoes.”
Aaron Doucet
Crispin Day
Crispin Day, 23, music producer and engineer
“My dad bought these in London 25 years ago. They’re my favourite shoes. I take good care of them—they get resoled as needed.”
Crispin Day