THE QUARTER BROGUE


The Quarter Brogue has brogueing only at the toecap.  Some Quarter Brogues have brogued heelcaps too.


Comparing Oxfords (left) with Quarter Brogues (right).
Comparing Oxfords (left) with Quarter Brogues (right).

On the photo above the additional brogues along the toecap can be seen; this addition of brogues, usually also around the lacing, distinguishes the Quarter Brogues from the completely brogue-free Oxfords.   The particular Quarter Brogues in this picture have additional brogues along the collars of the shoes and along the U-shaped yoke around the lacing, but they have unbrogued toe medallions.   These unadorned medallions distinguish Quarter Brogues from the Half Brogues with their brogued toe medallions.  

 

The Quarter Brogue is less elegant and more causal than the Oxford shoe, and it is not suitable to be worn with White or Black Tie, Morning Suits, Strollers or a Stresemann.   They work well with suits, but a dark blue or grey three-piece monochrome lounge suits looks better with proper Oxfords.   Quarter Brogues may be worn in the evening in a less formal or in a country setting