Bunhill has, of course, been wearing little else this winter season, though one has stepped out in a well-turned Oxford or Gibson on the right occasion.
Others in the posh shoe sector are not sure what all the fuss is about. New & Lingwood, whose prices in its Piccadilly emporium average a heady pounds 190, say the brogue is not an item affected by the whims of mere fashion but a staple feature of any gentleman's wardrobe. 'It may be back for Mr Church, but it's never been away for us, sir,' says a Lingwood salesperson. 'As far as we are concerned the brogue is always in vogue. Oh dear, I'm sorry about that.'
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