I bought a pair of red brogues. Yep.
But now what? How do you wear something that demands so much attention without looking like a clown?
I decided to give them all the attention by keeping my outfit completely neutral. Black and red, much like navy and red look great together, so the black pants were a must to let the shoes pop. BUT, to give the shoes ALL of the attention would make the outfit feel awkward, so I let the details like the tie and pocket square draw your eye down toward the shoes without getting surprised by the colour. I kinda think it worked too.
Lets look at the details
The tie is quite textured (I do love me a woolen tie) so the blazer needed to have a texture of its own so that the tie didn’t feel out of place. And in the hopes of allowing all the patterns to work well together, the argyle on the tie, check on the shirt and slight herringbone on the blazer, it was a play of colour and pattern size. A white shirt would of made the tie pop too much, so the slight navy grid helps tone it down a bit.
With so much going on, I thought I would give the lapel flower a skip and rather go for a simple lapel pin, all be it a bad ass skull one. They do say the devil is in the details, so here they are.
If you like the outfit above, Ive done my best to piece together the exact items or similar that I have found online.
Spectacles by Ray Ban
Blazer from Bellfield (Available locally at Stuttafords) get similar here
Shirt by TM Lewin (Available locally at Edgars)
Tie by LVJ Haberdashery
Tie clip and Lapel pin by Suited Man
Bracelets by Caputo and Co
Pants from Topman – Get similar here
Shoes from Dune (Available locally at Edgars)
Okay, stay fancy
3 thoughts on “Fancy Friday in grey and red”
I tried locating the red brogues, however I was unsuccessful. Do you think that your design and or the recommended ones from Edgar are phased out?
I’m guessing so Terrance, I’ve had those a good couple of years now I’m afraid. sorry about that.