Preppy Climber· Premium Member
I love both!
Hi! Full disclosure up front: I'm a woman who loves to wear men-inspired, dapper attire. So I have a pair of black Grenson "Martha" brogue oxfords, the "sister" of Grenson Dylan brogues: Modern, sleek oxfords, blind eyelets as is the case with most dressy oxfords: Grenson Martha Brogues shoes - Black | Garmentory I bought these brogues several years ago. I really like them but unfortunately I bought a half size too small (and have been grinning and bearing it) so the only ones now available online in a half size up (which I have since ordered) are the Grenson Rose brogues, which have the pronounced visible eyelets (the "sister" of the original Grenson Stanley brogues): Grenson Rose Brogue Shoes - Black/Black | Garmentory These brogues are slightly less dressy due to the more visible eyelets but I believe still characterized as oxfords. I don't wear suits, but when going out to parties or dining out I do like wearing smart dressy trousers with button down shirts, sometimes with a cable knit sweater or sweater vest, and occasionally a bowtie for added touch. Once in a while I'll throw on a blue or black blazer, but I never wear a full suit and actually don't own one. Are the brogues with the more pronounced eyelets appropriate with my attire? I figure I can also wear these brogues with dark jeans since they're not as dressy or sleek. However, I'm interested in your opinion on whether they are dressy enough for the clothes that I wear. Or perhaps I'm being nitpicky? ;-) Thanks!