The brogue, defined by its multiple upper panels of leather, is a work of craftsmanship capable of enlivening a suit or bringing elegance to a daytime ensemble. To discover what components come together in order to form this sublime style, we take a closer look at the anatomy of Swear London’s contrast brogue.
The Classic Last
The shoe is made from a combination of navy, tan and oxblood pull-up leather. To begin the construction process, the upper section of the brogue is placed over the last, and its edges are pulled and glued underneath, stretching the leather to form the shape of the mould.
The Upper Quarter
The upper quarters of the brogue are cut by hand. The points of attachment are marked on the leather with a silver pen and the shoe is stitched together, using three different colours of thread to match the three types of leather.
The Upper Vamp
The Inner Lining
The Outer Sole
The Finished Shoe
The shoe used in this break down was provided by SWEAR London and can be bought here