What is a full brogue shoe? How many types of Brogue shoes are made ?

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There are many variants within the definition of the Brogue.  Essentially the term Brogue refers to the pattern of decorative perforations – the broguing. There are several types of brogue pattern and a brogue pattern can be applied to any style of shoe be it an Oxford, a Derby or any of the shoes  Even a trainer 

The main patterns are:

 Full Brogues                                    

The Full Brogue

The main feature of the wingtip, or full brogue are:

  • Open lacing, i.e. the faces with the eyelets are open.
  • Decorative perforations on the toe.
  • Wing tips, i.e. the piece of leather at the toe is formed in ‘W’-shape with long wings extending towards the heel of the shoe. The edges are perforated.
  • A heel cap.
  • Broguing around the seams of the vamp, heel cap, toe and on the faces of the shoe.

Half/Semi Brogues

                               

Half Brogue

         

The main features of the half, or semi brogue are:

 

  • Closed lacing, i.e. the faces with the eyelets are closed.
  • A defined, straight toe cap with perforated edges.
  • Decorative perforations on the toe.
  • Broguing around the seams of the vamp, throat and heel cap (if one is present).

 

      

Quarter Brogues

                      

The Quarter Brogue

The main features of the quarter brogue are:

 

  • Closed lacing, i.e. the faces with the eyelets are closed.
  • A defined, straight toe cap with perforated edges.
  • Plain toe cap.
  • Broguing around the seams of the vamp, throat and heel cap (if one is present).

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answered Apr 26 by ahume
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