Gentlemen, we don't want to jinx it, but there's a certain amount of spring in the air. Any time now it's going to be daffodils, gentle breezes, blue skies – and yes – pub gardens! To get you ready for the splendour that is the Great British Springtime, we've collected five of our favourite casual men's brogues from the brand, spanking new Base London collection, and topped them up with a little style inspiration. You know what to do...
This snappy casual brogue takes all the detailing of formal footwear and applies it to a laid back suede shoe, ideal for the weekend. With a flash of red lining and a hole punched toe cap, this modern, contrast brogue makes for understatedly cool casual wear.
Team your Anglos with rolled wide leg jeans or dapper chinos, and complete the look with an untucked granddad collar shirt for chilled-out charm in spades.
2. Trinity, Tan
A traditional men's classic with a subtle modern colour pop on the sole, our Trinity brogues are relaxed and dapper, but still smart enough for the office. Personally we prefer to picture these rougeish brogues on a springtime weekend saunter about town, watching the world go by.
Wear your Trinity brogues with a straight leg chino, a striped naval-look t-shirt and your favourite retro shades for buckets of springtime style.
In rich navy suede and linen, our Woburn brogues take the traditional brogue and give it a modern twist. With subtle detailing on the toe and a quality leather lining, this is a perfect crossover shoe for smart and relaxed settings.
Match your new Woburns with dark, slim-fit jeans, sockless feet and your t-shirt/knitwear combination of choice for enjoyably effortless style.
4. Mole, Blue
Shiny enough to be smart, on trend enough for a more fashion-forward look. Our Mole brogues in dark blue are made from rich, high quality leather, with a poppy red flash leather lining. Durable and good looking, these brogues were built to last – and to look suave while doing it.
Pair your Mole brogues with a bright statement sock and slim, dark trouser. Match with an untucked slim, button-down shirt in a dark shade for a strong contemporary look, or opt for a lighter choice for a fresher, more spring-like vibe.
We're more than a little obsessed with these puppies. A traditional formal brogue with a bright blue flash at the sole, in this season's favourite navy shade. For footwear nerds, this longwing brogue style has dozens of sleek contemporary twists which help it stand out from the crowd, without making a song and dance. Wear your new Carltons with as much panache as you can muster. They'll look spot on with anything. Trust us.
Which are your favourite Base London casual brogues this season? How do you style yours? Let us know via our Facebook page.