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brogue-shoesAnother Name For Brogue Shoes?

Another Name For Brogue Shoes?

Brogue Shoes Question: I recall there being another name for brogue (perforated) shoes, but can’t find it anywhere. Can you help? You might be thinking of “Wingtip” which is a certain type of Brogue. ?? Here is what I have in my book, The Encyclopedia of Men’s Clothes: Brogue Shoes – […]

boater-skimmer-hatsBoater and Skimmer Hats


Q: What is the difference between a “boater” and a “skimmer” hat for men? Thank you.  A: They are the same style hat with different names. This is what I have in the Hat Chapter of The Encyclopedia of Men’s Clothes: Boater straw hat, also popularly known as Sailor, Sennit, […]