This week's GTL is totally gratuitous. Brogues aren't particularly in, no film star has been spotted wearing them with great aplomb and Miuccia Prada hasn't adopted them as the new handbag shape of the season. But, surrounded by well-dressed gentlemen as I am on this newspaper, I often get asked Where To Buy A Nice Pair of Brogues. On top of this, when I interviewed the designer Ben de Lisi a few years back, he was wearing a pair of black cotton trousers, rolled up with bare feet and a pair of brogues. And damn stylish this looked, too. I'm much more of an Oxford- lace-up-man-girl myself (simplicity in all things), but a brogue will never let you down. My advice is to have them made for you, ridiculously expensive (about pounds 1,000) but classy. Otherwise, here is a nice round up for you.

Black waterproof nubuck brogues with rubber sole, pounds 89.95, Dexter, from a selection at the Natural Shoe Store, 325 Kings Road, London SW3, 0171 351 3721

Brown leather brogues, pounds 250, Church's, 201 Regent Street, London W1. Enquiries: 01323 649408

Black leather brogues, pounds 49.99, Ravel, 184-188 Oxford Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0171 436 3126

Brown suede brogues, pounds 375, John Lobb, 90 Jermyn Street, London SW1, 0171 930 8089

Tan suede brogues, pounds 142, Crocket & Jones, from Cordings, 19 Piccadilly, London W1, and Cadogan & Co, 31 The Square, Winchester. Enquiries: 01604 31515

Left foot: oxblood leather brogue (Tennyson), pounds 160. Right foot: tan leather brogue, pounds 140, both by Grenson, available from Lords, Burlington Arcade, London W1. Slater Menswear, 7 Dale Street, Manchester. Enquiries: 01933 358734

Brown leather brogues, pounds 75, selected Marks & Spencer stores. Enquiries: 0171 935 4422

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