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Shoes March, 23 2009

Brogues Bros.

Tom from Chemical in Bristol turns us onto an article on Vice written by Douglas Hart of Jesus & The Mary Chain on one of the last remaining “Old Boy” shoe shops in London – Men’s Traditional Shoes. “I can remember the day I was taken to get my first pair of proper brogues. I was 13, and I was so excited I couldn’t sleep the entire night before. My mum took me to the local shoe shop, where I got a pair of dark brown full brogues. I can still remember the overwhelming smell of new leather and the rows of dark wood shelves crammed with shoeboxes. It was like heaven. Most of all I remember how amazing they felt on my feet and how amazing they made me feel. Thankfully, I still get that feeling when wearing a new pair of brogues.”

Read more “Brogues Bros.” at Vice.

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