London: Many men are doing away with their trusty black shoes in favour of versatile brown brogues.
According to the Independent, high-street chains have reported a boom in the sales of the brown shoes.
“Sales of brown shoes are up 15 percent on last year. Brogues are everywhere,” the Daily Mail quoted Ian Chumbley, men’s show buyer at John Lewis, as saying.
Harrods, which has launched a new shoe salon, also reports increased sales.
“Men’s work wardrobe has more crossover than ever before with casual dressing. A more preppy look has impacted on their choice of shoe,” Jason Broderick, its menswear manager, said.
“Boring is not acceptable. Brown shoes enhance a man’s style because they stand out,” he stated.
Glossy magazines are full of attractive models putting their best brown shoed foot forward.
“Almost every photo shoot we do now includes brown brogues. The trend shows no sign of stopping,” Stephanie Cairns, a fashion writer at Esquire, revealed.