Masculine style shoe trend


I just love this elegant building. It is right in the heart of St. Tropez. I think it is now a local government building. However I image that in the past it was an elegant residence.

Talking of elegance I think this bag below oozes modern elegance. I also noticed whilst checking out the shops in St. Tropez that the style in shoes for this season was decidedly masculine. Personally I have loved this brogue style for many seasons now. In fact it has definitely become my default style for footwear; except in summer when I love white trainers.

I find that lace-up shoes give great support to the feet and in my opinion can be worn with dresses and skirts as well as trousers. I consider them investment buys and try to spend as much as possible on a good quality leather pair. To buy stiff hard lather can defeat the purpose of a comfortable shoe.

I look after my classic shoes, putting shoe trees in overnight and giving them a good spray of waterproof protection. Many of my original Tods have lasted over eight years. They have been re-heeled and re-soled a couple of times and are still going strong.


Masculine style shoe trend in France

I just love this bag.




Shoe trend in St. Tropez





  1. Christine
    24th September 2016 / 16:34

    Love the bag but not sure on shoes!

  2. Linda
    24th September 2016 / 16:43

    I like the bag but not the shoes.

  3. Anna Barrow
    24th September 2016 / 18:05

    Love the bag and the shoes.I have a pair of bronze brogues just like the ones in the picture.They are Italian made and from Hobbs.

  4. Caroline
    24th September 2016 / 20:28

    I’ve just bought a rather similar bag. I always like the idea of brogues but, in practice, I find they make me look like a bag lady.

  5. 24th September 2016 / 23:53

    I have several pairs of brogues, and have chosen slightly different ones to avoid looking too much like a man’s shoe – soft burgundy, black patent, navy blue with blue laces, tan and finally a metallic pair (not leather). I only wear them with trousers, and enjoy the fact I can stride out as well as any man!

  6. Louise
    25th September 2016 / 14:49

    I love brogues, I have a brown pair and a navy pair. I have been wearing brogues for about the last 20 years. I think they look very smart with casual or dressy trousers.

  7. 25th September 2016 / 16:15

    Thanks for all your comments. A mixed response to the shoes. It seems you either love them or hate them. I will show how I wear mine in an outfit post shortly

  8. Martina
    28th September 2016 / 02:27

    I have four pairs of brogues…my feet are slightly different sizes, and the lace up styles are nice and secure. Love them!

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