Making a Statement With Tartan Brogues

Jul 28, 2014 by


Fall is just around the corner (I know, wishful thinking on my part) and its never too early to start putting together a tartan wardrobe or adding to your tartan and plaid collection, especially if you have Scottish ancestry.  Good shoes are a must for any sophisticated closet and tartan shoes always get high marks for style and class.  Of course, men appreciate fashionable footwear almost as much as women do, but I’ve seen few men’s shoes with tartan accents–until now.

Scottish tartan brogues from ScotlandShop

Scottish tartan brogues from ScotlandShop, an online retailer based in Scotland, is currently selling tartan brogues that you can custom design by selecting the leather and the tartan. You may choose brown, black or burgundy leather and pick from–drum roll, please!–over 500 Scottish wool tartans, woven in Scotland, to further customize your look. I have no affiliation with the company, I simply think these shoes are wonderful for anyone who has Celtic ancestry or loves tartan and plaid.

The shoes aren’t cheap, but then you should not expect hand made, custom leather footwear to sell at bargain prices. Just think of them as a long-term investment in your Scottish heritage, as you would if you bought a beautiful antique sgian-dubh (pronounced skee-un doo) or an elegant wool kilt in your clan’s tartan.

Personally, I think men’s brogues can be a great addition to a woman’s wardrobe–look at photos of style icons Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich and you’ll see what I mean. If you don’t want the manly look, however, you can buy lovely women’s brogues from the same company and choose from over 500 tartans to personalize your shoes. They may even have national tartans for other Celtic countries, such as Cornwall, Ireland and Brittany, that you can choose for your shoes.

Now, if only I can talk my husband into letting me buy a pair in Robertson tartan….

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