Someone once told us that the type of shoes a man wears tells you a lot about him. If that’s true, it’s best to pick wisely! We’ve rounded up a few brands worth a look-see, and also what they say to us.


Image courtesy - Dameriino

Image courtesy – Dameriino

Brogues, Oxfords, loafers, sneakers—Dameriino has it all. These shoes especially work for a guy who’s neither to stuffy nor too casual—somewhere right in the middle. Don’t want to play it safe? Give those green tassel leather loafers a go.

A man who wears these: Is well put together, but still wants to let his fun side show. Think of someone with old-school charm, as well as a city boy attitude.

Where: Shop online here.

Price: INR 2,999 upwards

Contact: +91 9897876511, +91 9810018136

Follow them on Facebook here.


Image courtesy - Hemmistry

Image courtesy – Hemmistry

If spending your hard-earned cash on some good quality shoes seems to be no problem, Hemmistry should fit the bill just fine. All you need to do is book an appointment with them and they’ll come straight to you, take your exact foot measurements, and make something specifically according to your taste.

A man who wears these: Has classy written all over him. This gentleman likes the finer things in life—like cigars, scotch, and these shoes, of course.

Where: Shop online here.

Price: INR 9,000 upwards for set designs and INR 13,000 upwards for customisable designs

Contact: +91 9899750102

Follow them on Facebook here.

Hats Off Accessories

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Image courtesy – Hats Off Accessories

From embroidered suede loafers, dapper multi and single tone leather brogues, brogue-styled sneakers, and patent leather dress brogues, Hats Off Accessories is all about handcrafted leather footwear.

A man who wears these: Is dapper, but also likes to still keep it casual.

Where: Shop online here.

Price: INR 2,295 upwards

Contact: +91 9999001403

Follow them on Facebook here.

Koch & Co.

Image Courtesy - Koch & Co

Image Courtesy – Koch & Co

A footwear start-up based in Berlin, Koch & Co. offers a curated collection of handcrafted, Goodyear-welted shoes for men.  They have four classic silhouettes, Oxford brogues, monk straps, loafers, and captoes, all of which come with a complimentary leather shoe balm, two silk monogrammed shoe bags, and their signature pull drawer box. Plus, these are known to last for a long time.

A man who wears these: Always chooses the best for himself. Whether its shoes or friends, he has his few favourites and keeps them close for life.

Where: Shop online here.

Price: INR 12,000 upwards

Contact: Write to

Follow them on Facebook here.


Image courtesy - Dnuvo

Image courtesy – Dnuvo

This high-street footwear brand sources materials from the best tanneries around the world. If you’re not choosing from their existing designs, you can get them to customise a pair according to the design, fabric, and style you have in mind. They give you the option of embossing your initials on the shoe as well!

A man who wears these: Knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it.

Where: Shop online here.

Price: INR 5,571 upwards

Contact: 011 41402201

Follow them on Facebook here.

Achilles Heel

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Image courtesy – Achilles

Classic design never goes out of style, a fact that Achilles’ Heel knows well. With their collection of Oxfords, smoking slippers and comfortable but sophisticated sandals, they’ll dress up any ensemble.

A man who wears these: Is your chivalrous dreamboat. Polished and polite, he looks dapper in a suit, and even better when he’s holding doors open for the ladies in his life. Sigh.

Where: Shop online here.

Price: INR 5,499 upwards

Contact: Write to

Find them on Facebook here.

The Shoe Factory

Image courtesy - The Shoe Factory

Image courtesy – The Shoe Factory

Oxfords, Derbys, Monks and loafers, you can trust that you’ll be spoilt for choice at The Shoe Factory. Their choice of materials, colours and finishing is on-point, and whether you’re in for muted elegance or a kooky edge, you’ll find it. We’re big fans of the colourful loafers.

They’ll also do custom work if nothing they already have appeals to you. Win!

A man who wears these: Is multi-faceted. He’ll go from a black-tie event to a fun evening of bowling. And who doesn’t love a versatile man?

Where: Shop here.

Contact: +91 8800489805

Price: On request

Find them on Facebook here.


Image courtesy - Chappers

Image courtesy – Chappers

Easy breezy kohlapuris in a myriad of colour combinations, Chappers are great for when you want to turn your style game up a notch whilst keeping it casual. Their two-toned offerings are both comfortable and regal at the same time.

A man who wears these: Is as cool as a cucumber. You can bet he’ll turn some heads, especially in a sherwani.

Where: Shop here. 

Price: INR 1,600 upwards

Find them on Facebook here.


Image courtesy - Cuero

Image courtesy – Cuero

Cuero does hand-crafted leather shoes, creating everything from moccasins and penny loafers to brogues. Think muted mahogany tones and rich, delicious deep browns and you’ll get an idea of the colour palette. These can be paired with any kind of clothing, we think.

A man who wears these: Is probably your quintessential gentleman. He may not experiment too much, but what he does, he does well. Top points for consistency.

Where: Shop online here or write to

Price: On request

Contact: +91 97301 99709

Find out more here. 

Featured image courtesy: Hemmistry

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