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A Brogue Decision

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If the old adage is true that the first thing a woman notices are a pair of shoes, then you better have some schnazzy footwear on!

Although I think it’s more of an old wive’s tale when it comes to dating, shoes are still important and can definitely tip the odds in your favor. Of course, there are many pitfalls.

You may think “a dress shoe is a dress shoe”, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. Chunky heels, squared toes, “high-tech” stylings — all recipes for disaster.

However, you can’t go wrong with a pair of classic English dress shoes, like a pair of Grensons.

Classic and contemporary, this 150-year-old brand knows what they are doing. If you can afford the Rose collection, go for it ($500 +), but the Rushden collection is just as nice and about half the price.

The pair above are the Stanley Brogues and they’ll run you around $236.


If you wanna be a lil’ riskier, go for the high top brogues.

[$245, ASOS]


[$219, Pediwear Shoe Centre Online]

And these are the Kirkes, a simple, but very stylish dress shoe.

Trying to be edgy with dress shoes is usually a bad move. Go with something simple for a timeless look that’ll look good with a suit or jeans.