The Shoe Snob Blog

April 19, 2012

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The Green Machine

The thing about green is that when you are able to create the perfect shade of it (think a mix between emerald and forest), it can become one of the most stunning colors there is. While I won’t say that the color that I created on these bespoke brogues is perfect, I will say that it is lovely shade that I happen to find extremely versatile. Not only does it pair well with this light gray POW, but I also enjoy mixing it with my navy three piece. And the best thing is that while this green might have been a bit bright for some people, I feel that because of all the brogueing, it tones it down a bit and separates all of that green. Then again, it does so because I blacked out each hole with a permanent marker….Anyway, back to the subject: green brogues = cool, but what’s even better is the idea of creating an entire range of brogues in every color that would be appropriate for smart, casual wear. In particular, a full blue brogue…now that sounds appealing!

Shoes: Bespoke, made by me (with Gaziano & Girling “Rothschild” upper)
Suit: Readjusted bespoke by Chittleborough & Morgan
Shirt: Primark
Tie: Tie Rack

  • AFJ

    Green belt? Suspenders? Im curious.


  • Dave

    All you need is a green pocket square!

  • I really like green shoes. And those are very nice.
    But I don’t know if I have enough “regular” shoes to go for a green pair.

  • nice suit justin.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Justin,
    Yes, these shoes are indeed very hansome! Now, I’m not at all sure whether the kind of outfit you have chosen were the right one. I think they would work better within a smart casual wear, and as to occasions, pubs and night clubs.

  • AFJ – No….don’t own green belts or suspenders….probably wouldn’t get a green belt, that’s just too much for me…green suspenders yes, I would wear…but don’t own them

    Dave – as much as I admire pocket squares on others, I never find myself wearing them for some reason….

    Trapo – fair enough, you make a good point. Thanks for sharing

    Claymoore – Thank you sir!

    Hugo – Cheers Hugo!!

    John – Glad that you like the shoes, but I would have to say that I would never wear these to the pub, particularly not here in London as it would be a recipe for disaster is someone spilled or stepped on them….


  • love your blog and waiting for your more posts !

  • I recently picked up a pair of museum green Lobbs (along with 4 other pairs) from ebay. Can’t kick that habit. They are great but very dark green, the green comes out in the sunlight outdoors but they almost look black indoors. Wish I could lighten them up a bit but i guess that’s impossible. I’ll send you photos.