At Wolf & Shepherd, we love talkin' shoes. From where materials are sourced, to what styles are trending, to what innovations are on the horizon - we can’t help ourselves. Fortunately, it’s what we do for a living, so that helps...
However, we’ve realized the energy dedicated to never-ending debates about shoe polishing frequency (among other things) can be better utilized. To aide with that, we’d like to introduce to you a new blogging series where we take a deeper look into our shoe styles, how they came to exist, and how you can incorporate them into your wardrobe. We hope you enjoy, and learn something along the way!
The first in this series is the The Wingtip - a rather interesting looking shoe that somehow became among the most popular dress shoes in the country.
The Wingtip Resume
- Origins in both Ireland and Scotland
- Part of the “Brogue” family (often used interchangeably)
- Referred to as “full brogue” if you want to sound snobby
- Perforated, serrated edges decorate the shoe
- Descendant of shoes that used holes in them to drain water when crossing boggy countryside in Ireland.