Depending on what you wear them with, brogues can look hot, but they can also look very hideous. In my opinion, brogues work best with skinny jeans and cigarette pants, slouchy pants with fitted bottom.
Designer vs High Street
I'm wearing my recently purchased Steve Madden brogues with all my skinny jeans and fitted quarter lengths wool Benneton trousers. I went for black patent, but also like the classic two-toned and suede versions.
This season there is a big selection of designer and High Street brogues. The hottest would have to be by Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and Tod's. Kurt Geiger has the most appealing affordable versions.