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Leather Up: 5 Homegrown Shoe Brands Every Type Of Man Should Check Out

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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.

Dmodot

Brogues, Oxfords, loafers, sneakers—Dmodot has it all. These shoes especially work for a guy who’s neither too stuffy nor too casual—somewhere right in the middle.

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

Hats Off Accessories

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.

Achilles' Heel

Achilles' Heel

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.

Chappers

Chappers

Easy breezy kohlapuris in a myriad of color 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.

Fellmonger

Fellmonger

Fellmonger does hand-crafted leather shoes, creating everything from penny loafers to brogues. Think muted mahogany tones, rich, delicious deep browns and OTT blues and you’ll get an idea of the wide colour palette.

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.

Red Chief

Red Chief

Red Chief

Men who like to make a statement, gather around! Loved by Vicky Kaushal, shoes by Red Chief are chic and chunky (not in a bad way). They have elegant details, and you can find your pick from their collection of formal shoes, sandals, sneakers, boots and loafers.

A man who wears these: Is a leader, head-strong and loves to put his best foot forward.

Raeth

Men, here are the prettiest mojaris to go with all your festive wear. We found this hidden gem on Nykaa Fashion. The mojaris range from solid leather pairs to textured and traditional prints.

A man who wears these: Is elegant and has a high sense of fashion. He is a desi man who likes to match his shoes to his ethnic outfits.