If you only have one pair of brogues in your wardrobe, make it these. Here's why.
Sounding more like a cowboy boot manufacturer than a niche shoemaker, JM Weston of Paris, founded by Eugène Blanchard and Jean Viard in 1922, produce beautifully crafted lace-up shoes, boots and loafers.
First released in 1970, the classic brogue pictured here remains one of the key pieces in the company’s current collection. Starting at almost £700 per pair, these certainly aren’t cheap shoes, but with their double stitched triple soles with steel protectors on the tips and corners, and over 178 specific special order combinations available, they’re best seen as a wardrobe investment.
They take around 10 weeks to construct, are remarkably (and satisfyingly) heavy and will probably last more years than you. And if you need any more reasons for their desirability, you’re probably better off just making your own shoes.
jmweston.com | From £665