The Brogue (derived from the Gaelic bróg (Irish), bròg (Scottish) "shoe") is a style of low-heeled shoe or boot traditionally characterised by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations (or "broguing") and serration along the pieces' visible edges.
While the Chelsea boot is a style that's over 150 years old, it's become a contemporary favorite for guys today. The boot's inherent simplicity lends itself well to a variety of looks, and if the several celebrity co-signs weren't enough, we can safely say that it's a very easy boot to assimilate into your closet.
In the U.S., the term derby and blucher are often used interchangeably, and in fact they are both shoes with an open lace system. While the derby has 2 quarters that are sewn together and a vamp with a tongue, the blucher has small pieces of leather sewn onto the vamp creating the lacing system.
Often imitated, but never duplicated, L.L.Bean duck boots have been customer favorites since 1912 when our founder, Leon Leonwood Bean, returned from a hunting trip with cold, wet feet and a revolutionary idea. By combining rubber bottoms with soft leather uppers, he created a waterproof, non-slip boot like no other.
Loafers have their origins in Scandinavia, where fishermen would wear two pieces of leather fastened with a strip across the bridge when they were working. These shoes were comfortable and strong and lately became what we today know to be slip-on shoes.
Sperry men's slip-on shoes are available in an array of styles, including sleek venetian leather loafers, one-eye loafers, penny loafers, drivers, oxfords, and more. These easy-wear slip-on shoes for men at Sperry are made from materials like canvas, leather, and suede to suit your tastes.
Otherwise, the monk strap is a traditionally designed, low-fitting strapped shoe with an upper that’s made from three leather pieces. To give the wearer a more comfortable fit, the monk strap uses a wider tongue compared to other shoes to help secure it around the ankle.
If you can’t afford a separate pair of patent leather or polished calf leather plain Oxfords, the black calf leather cap toes may serve double duty as a tuxedo shoe because it is considered by some to be the poor man’s evening shoe, although technically it is not formal enough for traditional black tie.