The wonderful world of brogues as worn by women, and sometimes men.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Yanks go Brog mad!

When my favourite shoe blog Shoewawa has its second post on how brogues are going to be massive you know its a dead cert. Their latest brog related post refers to an August issue of Vogue calling spectators (American term for brogue) the 'Need it Now' shoe.
The term spectator seems to refer in America to more of a jazz related two-tone brog than a trad brown mr men style shoe. Those crazy Yanks also use the term "Wing Tip" which I first became acquainted with in the brilliant Donna Tartt book The Secret History; and the term "Oxford" which refers to a more traditional lace up shoe.
Purple Pepper on US eBay sell slightly 'I trend you' brogue, but cute nontheless.


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