Glossary: Brogues

Definition

The word brogue originates from Scotland where the original brogues had actual holes to allow water to fill and drain from the shoe as you walked through the Brog. Today the brogue is a decorative embellishment. Broguing is usually associated with a gimped/serrated edge. This means the edge of each pattern piece is cut with pinking shears or a gimping tool on a sewing machine. Brogue detailing can be found on a myriad of styles, oxford brogue, derby brogue and brogue boots.

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