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If you wear lace up brogues with jeans

(32 Posts)
Frontline Wed 25-Jul-12 16:35:34

Will you look like clown feet if they are shinnies ?

BandersnatchCummerbund Wed 25-Jul-12 18:51:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

noddyholder Wed 25-Jul-12 18:58:51

I wear with shinnies and skinnies grin

motherinferior Wed 25-Jul-12 18:59:58

No but then I have size three feet so this is one of the few sartorial errors I do not commit.

dexter73 Wed 25-Jul-12 19:01:19

It's not for me as I have size 8's.

hattymattie Wed 25-Jul-12 19:04:24

I have skinny ankles and long feet and this is a no no - I think it depends on your proportions. My daughter of course can pull this look off and looks brilliant. (sulks in corner)

noddyholder Wed 25-Jul-12 19:55:39

size 4 here

PetiteMum Thu 26-Jul-12 00:32:25

Where does one buy non clumpy feminine brogues?

BandersnatchCummerbund Thu 26-Jul-12 00:54:25

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ujjayi Thu 26-Jul-12 08:02:06

I have a lovely non-clumpy, non-clown like pair of brogues from Dune. these ones but mine are the black version. Beautifully soft leather and look and feel more expensive than they are.

madmomma Thu 26-Jul-12 16:24:41

Well I have size 8 feet and have just started wearing brogues with skinnies. I was so wary for so long, but the brogues I chose are tan, very minimal and quite feminine in style. They look ace and quite girly. Lots of supermodels have size 9 feet cos they are so tall. I read in a very authoritative book about elegance that as long as a woman's feet look slim, then don't worry about their length iyswim?

MrsRobertDuvallHasRosacea Thu 26-Jul-12 18:07:57

I have size 9 narrow feet and have 2 pairs of very expensive brogues from Crispins, one black leather, the other a neutral nubuck.
I have never worn them sad
i think they'd be ok with quite wide trousers with turnups...sort of Katherine Hepburn.

Roll on autumn.

almapudden Thu 26-Jul-12 18:13:46

I have size 9 feet and wear brogues with skinny jeans. I look fabulous [gavel].

madmomma Fri 27-Jul-12 21:24:19

Robert get them on!! Be proud of your feet!! Think of how well-balanced we are, and what excellent child-bearing pelvises we have (or something). And remember, long feet means long bones means long legs means hot, sexy and elegant [double gavel]

FormerlyTitledUntidy Fri 27-Jul-12 21:36:13

What tops do you wear with them?
I wear my brogues with dresses all the time, but can't think what type tops to wear with skinnies and brogues

madmomma Fri 27-Jul-12 22:00:35

I've been wearing longish scoop neck tshirts or cowl neck tops from Isabella Oliver with them, but I think the only tops I'd actively avoid with them are shirts and polonecks. That'd be too masculine for me, although would look fab on some I'm sure.

Singlemumto3 Thu 13-Sep-12 13:12:34

Just wondered if anyone can tell me what socks do you wear with these brogues?? I have inherited the clarks hamble oak off my daughter as she doesnt like, we are both size 9. I want to wear with black or beige skinnies but wont socks look silly ? what to do ? !

AlwaysOneMissing Thu 13-Sep-12 13:27:56

I think with skinnies you would have to go sockless.

cheesesarnie Thu 13-Sep-12 13:31:17


tops- just whatever!

MOODbyme Fri 14-Sep-12 10:42:23

Disclaimer: I'm a guy who works for a company which sells brogues for women.

You really won't. The only thing that could happen is that, if you don't look after them well enough, the toe will rise as the shape degrades. But the worry about "ski-feet" is mostly unjustified - you can see a million pictures of Olivia Palermo or Elle MacPherson that'll prove just that.

You could try some skinny bootcuts or even some bf jeans in the meantime, or you could go two-tone with a darker shade framing the shoe, but the best thing is probably to forget about it.

dexter73 Fri 14-Sep-12 12:14:05

I wear socks with my brogues and skinnies. You can't see them as my jeans come over the top.

HellothisisJoanie Tue 13-Nov-12 07:37:46

i think i love Moodbyme

Eliza22 Tue 13-Nov-12 08:31:26

As long as you don't wear a big red nose and have a twirly bow tie, you should be able to carry off the skinny/brogue look. grin

TellMeLater Tue 13-Nov-12 09:02:24

I think tiny feet look worse than big feet. I wouldn't wear those wedge trainers because they make my feet look like stumps. I have size 7 feet and I still ask myself do my feet look like stumps, long feet look good ladies, IMO small ones look odd.

Holymoly321 Tue 13-Nov-12 16:05:27

I wear brogues and skinnies all the time - I'm size 7. I don't wear with socks - just those footsie things that you cant see over the shoe. I love them - have about five pairs. Go for it! You'll be wondering why you waited so long!

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