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If brogues and boots had a love child ... they'd be slightly more formal than workboots and considerably more casual than brogues.
Brogue boots are a derivative of brogues, which were first created in the wilds of Ireland. Brogue boots are just a more practical version: they cover the ankle and make it less likely for feet to get wet or cold.
"A slimmer pair of jeans shows brogue boots off best; bootcut jeans hide the top of the boots, which can look strange," says Thread stylist Millie Rich. "You can even do a bit of a turn-up if you want. Stick to black, brown or tan brogue boots, which go with everything, or burgundy if you're feeling adventurous. Hudson and Grenson both do a range of styles." One word to the wise: because these boots end high up on the ankle, there are better boots for shorter guys.