The Cool Tan Navy Derby Brogue
A touch of nautical with the navy leather contrasts beautifully with the tan. There is something quite country and quirky about these mens derby brogue shoes which have a lovely hand made feel too. There is a subtle stitch around the trim in a contrast colour and the same is seen around the outsole. This two tone tan and navy brogue is characterful and would look really good with casual trousers like chinos or tweed. Of course, jeans would be cool too. The decision would be socks or no socks? Whatever you decide, we know you will look original in these contemporary brogues.
What Is A Derby Brogue?
There are some interesting details here about this shoe. For instance, all the lovely decorative holes you see called broguing come from a very practical pragmatic place. Workers in the Scottish highlands had those inserted in their work shoes to help ease the excess water. So you can see why many moons ago, these were not considered formal enough to wear about town. Then we have the derby aspect. This is born from a practical angle too. The open flaps which have the laces attached define this as a derby and thats exactly why they were made, to make them easier to get on and of. Again, they were informal to begin with. Now, the derby brogue can be worn either formally or informally and they will look just fine. This particular two tone tan navy derby brogue is a touch more casual but these days anything goes, you just need to be yourself.