What Replaced It: Plain-Toe Shoes
Brogues before hoes man. That was the mantra. No one could fuck with your beefy wingtips and you wore them with everything. You wore them without socks and your pants were always cuffed twice above them. Except you realized they were staining your feet brown and actually were kind of uncomfortable after a while. Also, you got tired of the intricate broguing quick. So you either went crawling back to the sneaker game or copped an equally luxe pair of plaintoe oxford shoes—just as versatile, without any of the fanciful designs.