Having starting out as a rudimentary shoe originating in Scotland and Ireland and constructed using undyed leather with perforations to allow water to drain from the shoes when the wearer crossed wet terrain such as a bog, its safe to say the modern brogue has changed a fair bit over time both in function and reasoning of wear but the craft behind these beautifully made shoes is something that hasn't been tampered with and rightly so, keeping to the thought of 'If it isn't a broke, no need to fix it'. This stand in skill and craftsmanship if what is one of the main attractions for us, our friends and customer's when it comes to the Grenson Shoes, the Nortampton Shoemakers from the midlands clobber's town Northampton have been hand crafting the finest shoes and boots since 1866, are still in the same factory they built in 1895 and still make their shoes very much the same as they did back in the day. All the Grenson Shoes are Goodyear Welted, meaning they use a traditional method of manufacture using this orignial hand sewn method which benefits the wearer as the Goodyear Welt construction allows for a constant flow of air through the shoe, keeping the shoes ventilated, durable and strong along with using the finest shoe making materials.

Having set the scene let's talk shoes, in particular the Archie Brogue Shoe, a stellar example of shoe making, the Archie Brogue is based on Mr Classic, Stanley, but some of the features are exaggerated including a over sized brogue punching detailing and triple Goodyear Welted sole, while the classic premium waxed leather upper keeps Archie sensible and timeless, exactly what you would expect from a true style icon, but a case of Archie certainly wearing you and not the other way round.