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Trend Alert: Brogueing
For women looking for longevity...

For those who do not know what brogueing is, it comes from the root word brogue. It’s usually a low-heeled shoe made of a heavy leather, originating in the United Kingdom. Brogues are traditionally a men's shoe, commonly used as an outdoor shoe and are normally made in brown and are not traditionally worn around town.

The distinction between brogues and brogueing is that brogueing refers to punched patterns along the seams and outer layers of the shoe, while a brogue is not only a fully-punched shoe, but also has an open lacing.

Designers such as Alexander McQueen, Dolce and Gabbana and Bally are making use of the brogueing trend. McQueen, known for his daring fashion style, turns the brogueing trend into a 4 inch oxford styled shoe equipped with three separating shoe tongues. Dolce and Gabbana make this trend into a calf length boot with suede and alligator skin and a chucky gold heel and a half and inch wooden platform. Bally, a shoe company that started off as a ribbon company in Switzerland, turns this trend into a 6 buckle peep toe pump that will have all the fashionistas drooling this season.

Brogueing is a style that man and women can both wear; there aren’t many trends that can be unisex but the ones that come along are the ones that have longevity.