Oxford lace-up shoes and Blucher were originally plain, until they were popularized by the Duke of Windsor, first to play golf and later for social events, in the thirties. Holes decoration in the full-brogue shoes and the semi-brogue were originated by farmers in Ireland who made them to hasten drying inside the shoe. This utility was passed but dotted remained as the mere aesthetic beauty.
The difference between the shoe full – brogue and semi – brogue resides in the dotted amount and the areas that are decorated it, since the semi – brogue limits the drawing to the cap toe and to the throat line, the full – brogue is more informal and almost cover the whole shoe. If Oxford shoes are a bit more serious than the blucher, the Oxford semi – brogue is more formal than the full – brogue.
Our Semi – Brogue is ideal for wearing with a full suit, but they match well with a more casual style. If you have a special occasion or formal event, these wonderful handmade shoes in genuine leather will be your best choice.