Mens Wingtip Shoes

Mens Wingtip shoes are a type of dress shoe that have pointed decorative toe-boxes that take the vague shape of wings (toe-box is the leather capping on the toe of the shoe).

Wingtips are often brogue (brogue refers to decorative perforations adorning the toe-box and leather upper).

It is so common to see wingtips with brogue characteristics that the term "brogues" is often used to refer to wingtip shoes.

Brogue characteristics however are not limited just to wingtips. Brogue can be found on cap toe shoes as well, creating attractive patterns on the toe-box or creating distinctive outlining on other styles of men dress shoes.

If you're in the market and considering a new pair of wingtips it is important to consider shoe quality .

Because wingtips are a classy and more sophisticated style of mens dress shoe, you will likely find yourself wearing them with business suits. If this is the case, it is wise to seek wingtips that are constructed of leather throughout including leather soles.

Cemented rubber soles on wingtips are not the best choice in terms of quality and longevity. Rubber soles may however be the most cost effective alternative to an expesnive pair of high quality dress shoes. If rubber soles are the right choice for your needs, you must know that they receive polish poorly and can not be refurbished. Be wary of those that have a clunky look to them as they will scream of poor quality.

When it comes to informal attire, mens wingtip shoes are an excellent choice. It is well worth the investment to go with leather soles. A few other things to consider regarding shoe quality can be found on our shoe quality page.

If you're not completely sure wingtips are what you are looking for, check out our shoe styles page. Also, if you need perspective on what shoes you should own in addition to this style and/or you want some context into owning other types of shoes please visit our other shoe pages.

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