Only Briefly Bereft of Brogues.

June 8, 2013
If any of you have been to Berlin, you’ll know that pretty much anything goes style-wise, but there is just one proviso: comfort is king, so whilst international influences have definitely made their mark here (London’s penchant for knit beanies and oversized backpacks are the most evident), it’s only the most practical aspects that the Berliners seem to adopt.
So, leaving behind the below Ted Baker brogues was, I suppose, bittersweet, or more accurately was horrifically frustrating at first because they wouldn’t fit into my luggage (and are unexpectedly weighty), but is now less upsetting since the vast majority of this city’s inhabitants think donning clean trainers is dressing smart – or at least that’s how it seems.


^ Ted Baker Guri Brogues – chunky, hard-wearing soles with grip down below, and the supplest of leather up top.
That said, I’m already planning outfit possibilities for these lovelies for when I get back on Irish soil. What would be your favourite way to wear them? I’m thinking tailored shorts and a linen blazer, though by the time I get back home it’ll be more tailored trousers and several blazers…
Thanks to Rufus of Eskimo PR who so generously gifted these. I look forward to an Autumn of dandy proportions.

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  • Mat March 22, 2011 at 11:43 am

    i hope you're taking plenty of snaps over there, i'm going to want to see them. wowee this is quite a gift i must say, they look amazingly well made.send them over my way? i could do with some new shoes

  • GERMAN TASTE March 23, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    the shoes are the hottes i've ever seen

  • Cillian March 24, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Mat: Trying my best, really want to get my hands on a good camera first though. I know! I couldn't believe it when I heard, just wish I had them here to wear…