By Rashi Wadhera

You can have your shoe and make it too. Except someone else will make it.

Men, let us tell you this, as a team full of ladies, a constant topic of discussion is men and their shoes, in exactly that order. We’re grateful that floaters have left the building, and Red Tape shoes followed suit. We’re enjoying the espadrilles, your take on gladiators and most of all, the sans sock loafers. But you know there’s nothing like a set of fine leather formal shoes, even more so when they’re made to fit.

Lucky for you, we’ll tell you exactly how to do it; more like have it done. Dnuvo is a high-street men’s bespoke footwear brand, striving to replicate the whole ‘Made in Italy’ fancy shmancy shoe experience in India. Inspired by global designs, they will take care of the entire shoe making process for you, from start to finish. They specialise in lace-ups, monks, boots, and loafers, each one custom made and designed to suit your needs and preferences. The sole of this great idea lies in the convenience of it. All you have to do is sign up for a free consult on their website, and they’ll send across a personal outfitter to measure your feet, show you various leather options, and help you through the design and ordering process. All designs are handcrafted, and you can expect your shoes to reach you within five weeks. The leather is sourced from around Europe, so expect it to be top grade and reliable. Dnuvo also gives you the option of embossed initials on your shoes. You can choose between leather and synthetic lining and hardware for the shoe, by which we mean embellishments, buckles, and straps. The soles are also made of leather, so no squeaking when you enter a room. Unless you have other issues. As for look books and standard design options, they have a team of stylists and designers that develop basic shoe templates. But the joy is in being able to be part of the process of creation. They’re also working towards making your lives easier; once you’ve been measured, they’ll put together and save a unique shoe profile, so next time round all you have to do is pick a design. All this has happened, your feet have been measured, you’ve got a brand new pair of customised, handcrafted leather shoes, and you haven’t even left your house. Winning.

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Dnuvo specialises in handcrafted, customised leather shoes. Get online, book an appointment, and they’ll send across an outfitter to measure your feet, and show you design, style and fabric options. Fast forward five weeks, and you’ll have your very own pair of customised leather shoes. They also give you the option of embossing your initials on the shoe.

Where: 145/1C Shahpurjat {They’ve collaborated with Jim Dandy, that’s the store you should be looking for}

Online: To book an appointment, and learn more, click here.  Follow them on Facebook, here. Follow Jim Dandy on Facebook, here. 


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