The COVID-19 pandemic has had a unprecedented effect on our daily lives and continues to cause significant changes to our personal life and livelihood. Many businesses have discovered benefits in the workforce operating with home but what does this mean for the footwear industry? The long-standing tradition of suiting with formal or dress shoes as the standard of professional attire is being reconsidered with business casual and relaxed elegance going from strength to strength.
Work shoes are unquestionably every gentleman’s wardrobe workhorses. Once they are laced up or slipped on they keep your feet protected from the commute, the working day to after office business meetings and dinners. Choosing a pair of leather work shoes isn’t a decision to take slightly as several factors must be considered including durability, versatility and comfort.
Investing in a handmade pair of dress shoes for men offers comfort and longevity but deciding on formal shoe style isn’t straight forward as there is a wide range of mens oxfords shoes, brogues and slip-on shoes to choose from when you want to look smart.
A timeless handmade shoe, the English brogue is a classic style worn throughout the years since originating in Ireland and Scotland. The brogue was made as an outdoor walking shoe from untanned hide and the hole punching allowed for water to drain from the shoes when worn in wet terrains such as a bog.