Contrast wingtips are formal shoes with a big personality. They can also be known as two toned brogues and co-respondent shoes.
Depending on your own preferences (or just your mood!) the contrast can vary from a subtle shift, like in the shoes pictured above, to very bold, such as black and white. Whatever colour combination you lean towards, we think contrast wingtips are a great way to add extra detail into your outfit.
If you’re looking for some new ideas about how to style them, we’ve shared three suggestions below.
Look one: with suit trousers and a waistcoat
If you lean towards retro and vintage styling, try pairing your contrast wingtips with a crisp white shirt and a matching waistcoat and suit trousers combo. We think this suave look is very reminiscent of the 1920s.
Look two: with a shirt and dark wash jeans
Though contrast wingtips are technically formal shoes, that’s not to say that they don’t work well in a more casual setting. Wear yours with dark wash jeans and a beautifully cut shirt for an effortlessly classy smart/casual look.
Look three: with a blazer and chinos
The great thing about contrast wingtips is that you can keep the rest of your outfit very simple. We think they look great with a pair of light beige chinos and a navy blazer. This is a great traditional summer look that’s ideal for a semi formal social event such as a wedding or a garden party.
Is your shoe collection currently missing a pair of contrast wingtips? For a subtle contrast, take a look at our Wingtip Oxfords Rain. These two tone brogue Oxfords are made from a combination of cognac calf and snuff suede.