Desi Espadrilles To Funky Loafers: Strut In Modern Versions Of Leather Classics From This Webstore


Love kohlapuris? Then you are going to love this brand’s swanky take on the ethnic classics. Say hello to Desi Hangover.

The Sole Story

It’s your kohlapuris that get a makeover at this online brand that goes by the name Desi Hangover {DH}. Their footwear, dubbed the Desis, is your classic story of ethnic meets modern in terms of design and swag. The swanky, modern appeal is quite big with this brand taking your everyday kohlapuris, and with the help of rural artisans, giving them that distinct Indo-western makeover. Think rubberised soles, and strappy embellishments. The Desis also get a splash of colour too — red and blue mainly — so you are not just limited to dull browns.

We also discovered while browsing through their website that they primarily work with local artisans of the Chambhar community who are known for their handcrafted leather products. They provide a platform for these artisans to promote their art through technology and skill development training. Since we’re all for #MakeInIndia, we’re loving the local touch that this brand has in a global environment.

For Your Sole

For men, the collection is divided into five categories, while for women it’s limited to three. Having browsed around the men’s section extensively, we quite like the collections from Daily and Titan. The lads’ collection consists of daily wear essentials that you can pair with your chinos on brunch dates or night outs with the boys. Titan is more of your classy options, so save them for the big events. Our favourites from the lot are these leather mules with a weave design and these {we are adding it to the cart right now} classy looking slip-ons that look perfect for a sangeet or ethnic day at work. Tycoons, needless to say, you should pick from the Tycoon collection which is an amalgamation of loafers and espadrilles.

Ladies Section

Ladies, there’s three sections — Hola, Belle and Funky, to give you your fill of quirky shoes. We love the Hola section for their take on espadrilles. Comfy and chic looking, these ones come in tan, blue, black, brown, red and natural. Belle and Funk, though slightly similar to each other, are a great combination of slippers and shoes. Belle has the front of a shoe, and a strap for added comfort, while Funk replaces the strap with laces. Also available in black, blue, tan and red, these will work well with Indian and Western outfits. Better still, they’re perfect with Indo-Western clothes.

This is what we call a true representation of the glocal concept!