Word of the Week

Word of the Week: Kiltie

Kiltie is the term for the fringed tongue traditionally found on brogues, oxfords and penny loafers that folds over, covering the lacing.  Oxfords and brogues were the ‘it’ shoe in the early 1900’s for both men and women.  The kiltie was fringed for decorative effect.

This look is back in style with the return of menswear-inspired heels.  I spotted this pretty Oh Deer! off-white kiltie spectator heel on Fashiontribes that will add the perfect touch to your menswear chic look.

Shoewawa found two other great options when it comes to kiltie pumps, no matter your budget.  Go designer with Bottega Veneta’s version (left) for $690, or hit the high street for Faith’s ‘Clanter’ (right) in various colours for £50.

Don’t like heels?  Don’t worry – you can sport the kiltie look with an updated version of the penny loafer.  I find this Corso Como Jackie kiltie flat absolutely adorable!  While the shoe is menswear-inspired, the red ribbon bow and shape of the shoe lend it girly charm.  Plus, the fact that the shoe is plaid (another seasonal trend) makes it a fantastic addition to your fall wardrobe.

Check out previous Words of the Week, and read the shoe glossary for more footwear lingo!

1 thought on “Word of the Week: Kiltie

  1. […] I am going to miss blogging and talking with you all on Twitter while I’m recovering from my procedure. However, I’ve lined up some posts to entertain you while I’m away.  Fearless Friday is more fearless than usual this time with this celebrity’s much- talked-about shoes.  Also, I’ll be bringing you the best fall shoe buys according to Us Weekly, and an entertaining guest post that was inspired by my post about the kiltie. […]

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