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The Gentleman’s Edit

The Gentleman's Edit

With many different styles of shoes and boots, it can often be confusing on how to style your outfits… luckily for you, here at Cloggs, we have gifted you with the gentleman’s edit. A great guide informing you of the different styles of men's footwear and how to style them. With brands such as Loake, Barbour and Cheaney, you’ll be missing out if you don’t check out this latest post!

Brogues are perhaps the most classic style of shoe and should be a staple in every footwear collection. Offering style and variety, the brogue shoe comes in a number of different finishes, ranging from the more formal plain toe to the casual longwing brogues. Brogues traditionally feature multi-piece, layered sturdy leather uppers with different levels of broguing, depending on the style. The brogue style can be traced back to Ireland, where they were constructed using untanned hide with perforations, allowing water to drain the shoes when crossing wet boggy terrains. Fast forward to modern times and the brogue can be worn on any occasion, so whether you have a important work meeting or a casual night out, look no further than the brogue for the perfect shoe.

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The Foley semi-brogue derby shoes by Loake are perfect with any outfit and will be a great addition to your footwear collection. Loake are world-renowned for providing shoes of the highest quality that are guaranteed to last, and the Foley’s are no different. The Foleys are constructed from burnished calf leather and a sturdy and comfortable goodyear welt, ensuring greater longevity. The black leather uppers allow these stylish shoes to be worn on the smartest occasion, whereas semi-brogue perforated detailing and derby closure helps to tone down the formality, giving the brogues a more casual look.

Loake - Foley - Black

One of our favourites here at Cloggs is the Cheaney Bexhill in Burgundy. This luxurious wingtip derby brogue is constructed from a goodyear welted sole which secures the genuine leather sole to the deluxe leather uppers. The uppers feature an interesting pebble grain and full grain leather and is matched with the deep burgundy colour and burnished effect, which give the brogues a wonderfully unique look. Part of Cheaney’s 125th Anniversary Collection, you can be assured the Bexhill brogues are made to last and feature touches of quality and class throughout. So if you are looking for a classic smart-casual brogue, the Bexhill by cheaney is the perfect choice for you!

Cheaney - Bexhill - Burgundy

If you are looking for a more sophisticated look, then the Nevis Quarter Toe Cap brogues from Barker are a great choice. These oxford brogues are constructed from black leather uppers and are finished with a glossy look. The Nevis brogues also feature a quarter toe cap and subtle stitched detailing throughout. Living up to the superb Barker craftsmanship the Nevis brogues feature a goodyear welt which secures the premium handmade leather uppers to the leather sole unit. These simple, yet stylish brogues will be the perfect match with a suit or even a pair of jeans for a smart-casual look.

Barker - Nevis - Black

Loafers are well known for their style, comfort and their ability to be matched with a huge range of outfits. The versatile shoes were initially produced by Norwegian farmers way back in the 1930’s and have come through a truly incredible journey to become a staple in most wardrobes. The penny loafer really started off the huge craze for loafers and is perhaps to most popular loafer around. The Penny loafer was created by G.H Bass in 1936, as the American footwear brand were responsible for the addition of the leather strip across the front of the shoe, which features a diamond shaped cut out. The stylish slip on shoes were named the Penny loafers as many school children used to place a penny in their loafer for an emergency phone call home.

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The Weejun Larson Moc Penny loafers by luxury fashion brand G.H. Bass are the stylish loafers you need this season. The Wine leather uppers are crafted from fine full leather and feature a hand stitched moccasin style toe box. The versatile loafers are constructed with a comfortable and durable leather sole and a rubber grip on the heel for traction. The Weejun loafers are finished with an interesting lace detailing and tonal stitching around the ankle, reassuring the touches of elegance seen throughout this great shoe. Whether paired with a smart suit or a button down and some chinos, they add a touch of laidback class that is rarely found in other styles.

 G.H. Bass Weejun Larson Moc Penny Wine Leather

A slightly different take on the classic loafer, the Adrian Black Tassel loafers from Dr Martens will be a great addition for a flexible wardrobe. The stylish loafers are constructed from a goodyear welted sole and AirWair technology. The tough sole is oil and fat resistant and offers great grip and slip resistance. The Airwair air cushioned sole ensures amazing comfort and durability which makes for a long lasting shoe. The Adrian loafer features a Black leather upper with an interesting leather tassel on the toe. The elegant loafers are finished with a smooth a polished finish.

 Dr Martens - Adrian Mens - Black Tassel

From the stunning Creative Collection by Barker, we bring you the Morgan Cedar/Rosewood loafers. These stylish loafers are handcrafted from a luxurious calf leather in both cedar and rosewood and feature a leather tassel ensuring a stand out look. The Morgan loafers are made to last due to the Goodyear welt, which means the shoes have been sewn then heat pressed together as opposed to the usual method of gluing them together. Finally these unique loafers are finished with a slight heel, adding height and style.

 Barker- Morgan - Cedar/Rosewood

At Cloggs we’re strong believers that every footwear collection should feature a pair of boots, and we are extremely proud to give you our amazing collection, with a wide range of styles and colours. A pair of boots can be a great alternative to wear with an outfit instead of shoes, and with the huge range of boots available you can find a pair to match with any outfit. From the casual desert boot to the more formal brogue style ankle boot, you can find a pair for any occasion.

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You can’t go wrong with a pair of chelsea boots and the Polo Dillian boots in dark brown are our favourites here at Cloggs. The Dillian chelsea boots are constructed from smooth premium dark brown leather uppers and a comfortable padded leather insole. For great durability and longevity the Dillians include durable soles constructed from from treaded rubber for grip. The elasticated side gussets and heel pull tab make these amazing boots easy to slip on and off. The versatile boots go great with any casual outfit, perfect for weekend wear.

Polo - Dillian - Dark Brown

The Loden Green desert boot from Clark originals is truly a timeless piece of footwear. The Desert boots have been a hugely popular choice for decades and the Loden green boots are a testament to this great style. These desert boots are constructed from suede uppers in a dark loden green and feature a comfortable footbed and durable rubber sole. The boots also feature punched eyelets and contrasting coloured laces for the perfect fit. Finished with the iconic Clarks originals logo branded tag, these suave boots can be worn with jeans or chinos, making for the perfect addition to your casual wardrobe.

Clarks Originals - Desert boot - Loden Green

For a slightly smarter look why not check out the Errington boots from Loake. These beautiful brogue boots feature perforated brogue detailing throughout and a wingtip toe. The Erringtons are constructed from a luxurious burnished full grain calf leather and a comfortable leather lining. Blending the chukka boot style with brogue detailing creates a truly stunning and versatile boot. The Goodyear welt combined with a sturdy leather sole ensures that these great handmade boots are made to last, and are a true reflection of Loake’s craftsmanship. Finished with punched eyelets and lace up fastening, allowing for a great fit.

Loake- Errington - Tan Burnished

Often overlooked, the wellington boots have become an essential for battling the elements in the cold and rainy winter months. Wellies have become increasingly popular in recent years, with massive fashion brands such as Hunter Wellies, Barbour and Le Chameau all designing their own take on the winter essentials. However, the wellington boots were first worn by Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington and soon after they became a staple item of hunting and outdoor attire for British aristocracy in the early 19th century. With many different designs and takes on the classic wellington boot, we now have more choice than ever, which may seem like a daunting task when trying to pick out the perfect wellies... So why not take a look at our favourites below or check out our entire range,here!

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Kicking off our top 3 wellies with a slightly different take on the classic style, with the original dark sole chelsea from Hunter Wellies. These stylish wellies are inspired by another style featured in this great guide; the chelsea boot. These Hunter wellies are made from vulcanised rubber, making them fully waterproof and extremely durable. Also, featuring elasticated side gussets and a heel pull tab for an extremely easy on and off. The sophisticated yet practical wellies are coated in midnight blue and are finished with a sturdy rubber sole, and iconic Hunter logo.

Hunter Wellies - Original Dark Sole Chelsea - Midnight

For a more classic style, the Barbour Bede wellies in black will be a great addition to your winter wardrobe. Constructed from 100% rubber with a vulcanised structure, these practical wellies ensure great protection against the cold and rain. The Bede wellies also feature a 100% cotton lining with the iconic Barbour tartan pattern inside. Finished with a non-slip sole and adjustable slider strap these great wellies will ensure the perfect fit.

 Barbour - Bede - Black

From Wellington boot specialists Le Chameau, the Vierzonord in Vert Vierzon will be a guaranteed great choice for a winter wellington boot. The classic welly style will be the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe. Constructed out of Neoprene-lined rubber and a double density rubber sole, these boots will be ideal when battling the elements. These great wellies have an adjustable gusset and strap to secure the ideal fit around the calf, and feature a bright blue neoprene lining that protects your feet against the cold. Finished in a khaki green and the Le Chameau branded logo, the Vierzonords are the perfect winter wellington boot.

Le Chameau- Vierzonord - Vert Vierzon

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