Friday, April 25, 2014

The Rain Shoe

When my English lecturer said the word 'brogues' I thought she added an 's' to the Irish accent. Of course I didn't know. 

Before that enlightening essay class, I had no idea about brogues. But I loved the word 'brogue'. By the way, I read on the Wikipedia that  according to a famous false etymology, the word stems from the supposed perception that the Irish spoke English so peculiarly that it was as if they did so "with a shoe in their mouths"!

Anyway, post essay class, I came to know that the shoes were made for men to walk in the countryside where there was possibility to find water and mud. The shoes originated in Scotland and Ireland and were made using untanned hide. The perforations were made for water to drain from the shoes in case it was raining or if there was water on the streets.

It is a bit difficult to find good brogues in India, but someone who wants to find them will find them. I love them. Though there have been people who have told me they are masculine. Well, they can forever hold their peace.

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42 comments:

  1. Rupa, you have inspired me to try so many trends that I was wary of. Guess, brogues is next on the list! :) The combination looks great! :) BTW, you have given me a good option for rain shoes especially in Bangalore where it rains quite a lot... :)

    You look better than the models behind in the poster! :)

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  2. Do a series with your different brogues :)

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  3. I never hear about brogues, but sounds interesting.
    Your combination is great, I like this kind of style. Easy and stylish. The dress has a beautiful color and a trench is always a good choice. Rain shoes in Germany too :)
    Nice weekend

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  4. Love your simple look! And thank you for your kind words on my blog Rupa! You're getting better with every post and you dont need to learn from me! You're good! Keep blogging!

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  5. WOW..i never knew abt the history of brogues. Thnx for the info..u look super stylish, n those who give opinions without being asked for...well..I think they r better off resting in peace. ;)

    Aditi
    So-Saree
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  6. Cool!
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  7. I would never have thought that someone actually could rock those shoes.....you do Rupa. The complete outfit is perfect. Each piece is made to compliment the other. This is one of my favorites so far.
    kisses sweetie
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  8. These photos are amazing and that dress, beautiful!

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  9. Ahaham amazing story :D but what I really love in your outfit is your dress girl! Have a nice weekend

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  10. Ur jacket is lovely n so are the brogues! Love them.. U look fabulous as always.. Loved reading ur post girl!!! :)

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  11. really love the colour ! You look very pretty <3

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  12. me encanta, estás guapísima!!!!
    besos

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  13. Love your red dress! And the addition of the jacket makes the brogues look even better :)

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  14. hi

    love your shoes. am a big fan of brogues ..
    can you tell me where did you get these one's from

    thanks

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  15. Thank you for always your great comments. Have a fantastic week

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  16. Great shoes, dear!

    xx

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  17. Great history. Beautiful shoes. Kisses!

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  18. Hi Rupa. Of course I don't mind honey. You just do as you like OK? that's perfectly fine with me so don't you worry. I really am fond of you too and you're such a peach.
    kisses honey
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  19. So beautiful *_*


    hugs,

    nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  20. Love your shoes!!

    New post! I wait you :D

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  21. Red looks amazing on you! :) The dress is very, very beautiful- I really like the little ruffles on the sides, they add such a beautiful feminine touch! :)

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  22. Love love love the shoes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Kisses Rupa


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  23. they are lovely shoes those. looks good!

    xoxo!!

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  24. Gorgeous outfit post love your shoes so much!!

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  25. i love them and yours are adorable!
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  26. Hey beauty love ur new post .Keep posting .
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  27. Lovely red dress and super cool brogues !
    Have a lovely day!

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  28. can't wait to see the next outfit!

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  29. Lovely dress and shoes! :)

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  30. Wow you look so beautiful.love the dress
    Very chic
    Kisses

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  31. Brogues is a fun word to say. And so what if they're "masculine," screw notions of outdate gender roels. You can work them!

    Mili

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  32. I like your blog and you look so beautiful.
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  33. Really nice!!

    xoxo
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  34. Love love love ur shoes and RED dress <3


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