TOMS has slowly evolved and come a long way from designing comfortable shoes mostly for women, and can now be proud of many shoe variations for gentlemen, such as the newly released Brogue collection.
The style of the five Brogues is smart casual, I would say, designed for guys who want to distance themselves a bit from the classic business shoe in their day-to-day outfits. You can wear them without laces, as well, for a more laid-back feel, on after-work hangouts. The name of the collection is representative for the look of the shoes, which display traditional Toms seams and stitches that almost give the feel of an intentional patchy design, making them all the more unique. The main concept behind the name is their versatility.
The earthy colors and leather welt give the shoes a sense of luxury and richness, and the slightly elevated rubber outsole and perforated suede insole add to comfort and breathability.
And last, but certainly not least, don’t forget about Toms’ business model – for every pair of shoes you buy, a child in need receives a new pair as well (“One for one”).