With Mainline Menswear having such a variety of brands and collections for the autumn winter 2012 season there is such a wide selection of trends and key fashions that we can bring to fashionable guys and our customers. Another day we can look at the jogging bottoms, hi tops and scoop neck look or the tapered jeans, canvas shoes and polo shirt but today we’ll be getting a bit more refined and premium in our fashion outlook and work out what’s best to wear with a pair of British inspired brogues. The selection of designer brogues at Mainline Menswear may not be as big as some of the other footwear collections such as boots or trainers, but what we do have is a top selection that includes leather and suede as well as a variety of colours, soles, styles and even how much ‘broguing’ appears. We have everything from the full brogue or wingtip to the semi brogue and the quarter brogue, all of which are pretty self-explanatory descriptions of exactly how much of the show carries a decorative perforation.
The brogue up until a couple of seasons ago was reserved for black or brown leather and was usually seen on the feet of the older guy in a suit or trousers and was a long way from the age groups, colours and materials used today. Pick up a pair of brogues from Ted Baker or Oliver Sweeney today and you’ll find a lightweight rubber sole unit in different colours or the use of suede rather than leather to offer a slightly more casual style of shoe – the long and the short of it being that brogues aren’t just reserved for the suit or trouser wearing guy. Today you’ll see brogues of all colours and styles being matched with rolled up chinos and jeans, casual shirts, chunky knitwear, polo shirts or quilted jackets. The ideal outfit that we’re putting together today is the Ted Baker Guri 5 brogues in tan brown paired with navy blue Edwin 55 chinos, an Original Penguin checked shirt in estate blue and the Hugo Boss Orange Wordly shawl neck jumper in khaki beige. This is a very casual outfit yet it’s tinged with smartness that will feel at home in the office, out and about in town or out for lunch with family and friends. The entire outfit comes to £380 and offers versatility between smart and casual as the brogues can be dressed up with a suit and the shirt can be worn with this, if it’s raining an optional quilted jacket could be added, or a scarf can be thrown around the neck for that little more warmth. Rolling up the hems of the chinos is also optional depending on the wearer, but remember if you do roll them up then add some extra colour to the outfit with some eye catching socks.
There are a variety of trends and fashions that can be picked up from Mainline Menswear this chilly yet fashionable autumn season, so keep an eye out for further advice and looks, or invent your own from the 8,000+ products that are currently available online. Just remember – brogues can now be worn casually as well as smartly so add this key piece to your autumn wardrobe if smart casual footwear is your thing.