The Shoe Snob Blog

February 24, 2012

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Shoes Of The Week – Blue Two Tone Brogues by Alfred Sargent

These monks, to me, are the epitome of cool. It is the type of shoe that I would love to wear day in and day out. Partially because I am such a sucker for blue but also because it represents the idea of being fun and a bit outrageous with your shoe choices. Yes, I will say that if you are a businessman, it’s not the most practical choice, but then again, neither is buying and owning a Ferrari in a cramped city like Florence, Italy. But if you had the money and wanted the car, that practicality is not going to stop you, is it? No! That being, shoes like this appeal to me in the utmost way, as they define my ideal of a dream shoe. A shoe that I can wear with not a care in the world, as I would not need to look any which way for any person. Just basically being able to dress how I like. While I can do that anyway, there still are times where I have to be a bit on the conservative side…..unfortunately.

Nevertheless, I wholeheartedly applaud Alfred Sargent for not only making this, but also releasing it. I also applaud online shoe store, A Fine Pair of Shoes, for buying it to then sell to customers. Much bravery (of which I truly admire) went into the thought of this shoe, from conception to wholesale purchase and for me, it makes me smile as it represents progression in the shoe industry!

  • Anonymous


    I’m a huge fan of the site. While browsing the claymoore site you mentioned a while back, I came across this picture, which, I must say, is very flattering.

    Take care,

  • you got it right this time, agree

  • paul f van der hart



  • Anon – Thank you sir!

    Superchick – wow, finally a positive thing coming from your fingertips. I am astonished…i did not know you were capable of agreeing!!!

    Paul – Indeed!


  • Laurence

    I’d buy them as a Dublin man.
    The colours of the Dublin football team.

  • Laurence – You would be the most stylish guy at the stadium with those bad boys on! On another note, I have got to make it to Dublin and celebrate my roots!


  • Hello Justin
    After seeing this shoe on you blog, I went ahead and ordered one. It arrived in Switzerland last week. I must tell you, it is a fabulous shoe, well made and a spectacular sight. Sarah at “afinepairofshoes” was most helpful in guiding me to the right size, which has always been a bit critical when ordering online. She was spot-on and the fit is excellent. It was well worth the long wait and I thank you for pointing out this shoe on your blog.
    Regards from Zurich
    Richard G

  • Richard G – Glad to hear that the blog was able to help you find something that you are truly pleased with! Wear it in good health! And thanks for sharing.


  • Levonjoh

    Where can I buy this shoe