Love kohlapuris? Then you are going to love this brand’s swanky take on the ethnic classics. Say hello to Desi Hangover. 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. 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. Tycoons, needless to say, you should pick from the Tycoon collection which is an amalgamation of loafers and espadrilles.