Brogue or glory

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Amer­i­can-bri­tish Barker Black has adopted brogue pat­terns as a stylis­tic fea­ture. Inspired by the 17th Lancers, a fa­mous Bri­tish Army cav­alry reg­i­ment, Barker Black cre­ates play­ful pat­terns based on the reg­i­ment’s well-known "Death or Glory” motto. This reg­i­ment was rather scorn­fully knick­named “The Bing­ham Dandies” af­ter Lord Bing­ham who, in the early 1800s, pur­chased his of­fi­cer’s ti­tle and in­vested in new el­e­gant uni­forms for all his sol­diers. To­day Lord Bing­ham’s van­ity lives on in a pair of brogues.

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