This cover is based off brogue shoes, but brogues actually didn’t become a thing until the 1920s! It still makes a lovely pattern though (and a strangely phallic one too…)

Brogues were accordingly invented as a type of shoe for sports wear. The little holes gave ventilation and allowed water to drain out for hiking. It’s only recently they’ve been accepted as a formal shoe, and even then it’s frowned on for black tie events.

As much as I love the hand drawn look I’m not a COMPLETE masochist, so the dotted effects are all made using brush tools in both photoshop and manga studio. Imagine having to stamp all those little holes by hand.