To help you stride down the aisle with aplomb, we’ve put together a guide to Singapore’s best bespoke shoe-makers for made-to-order brogues, oxfords, derbys and more.
Calling all shoe-loving grooms! If you’re looking for spiffy formal footwear for your wedding day, consider a bespoke pair. After all, there’s no better time than your nuptials to splash out on stylish, utterly unique steppers that fit your feet (and sense of style!) like a glove.
Ed et Al
Created and conceptualised by talented craftsman Edwin Neo, Ed et Al specialises in high-quality leather shoes for men. Handcrafted in Singapore by skilled artisans, the brand’s bespoke shoes are created with only the finest calf and sumptuous, exotic skins. Prices start from $3000 for a bespoke pair – a reasonable price to pay for a classic, handsome design accentuated with fine details. Bespoke services are only by appointment, but if you’d like to personally look at the brand’s range of sleek, leather shoes, drop by its flagship store at Millenia Walk.
Ed et Al, Milennia Walk, #01-67, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596
Known for their impeccable craftsmanhip and huge range of styles, Diamond Walker offers quality leather shoes for men and full customisation with made-to-measure services. Its range of handcrafted fancy footwear includes classic oxfords, brogues, derbys and monks as well as semi-formal ones of loafers and moccasins – whatever your wedding theme or location, you can create the perfect pair here. Drop by its stores in China Square Central or Orchardgateway for a full consultation.
Diamond Walker, outlets in China Square Central or Orchardgateway
Synonymous with quality and pure luxury, these masters of shoe-making have been around since 1895. The cult brand champions absolute comfort, elegance and a superior fit – it’s no wonder its amassed legions of fans, including legends Andy Warhol and Frank Sinatra. Its exquisite worksmanship is worth splurging on; the average time spent on crafting a pair of Berluti shoes is about 50 hours, with over 250 processes involved. At the first consultation, measurements of the client’s feet are taken, and preferences are discussed. Three months later, a second fitting is performed with a prototype to fine-tune the fit and cater to additional requests. Shoes are usually delivered six months (they’re handmade in Paris!) after the first measurement, so remember to get your partner to make haste on plonking down an order.
Berluti, #B1-91, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Parisian brand Septíème Largeur is well regarded for its tasteful shoes, excellent craftsmanship and use of quality materials. The bespoke shoemakers use the traditional “Goodyear Welted” construction method, which helps seal in strength and durability. Each shoe is made with a layer of cork filling that moulds to the shape of the feet, providing optimal comfort and fit. When you order bespoke shoes from Septíème Largeur, you’ll be getting a pair of immaculately-stitched shoes made with French calf leather derived from famous tanneries in Europe. What makes this brand truly stand out is its varying last sizes to suit clients of different foot. Select from a huge range of colours, styles and materials to create the perfect pair of gentleman’s shoes.
Want snazzy handmade shoes at an affordable price? CustomMade offers gorgeous high-end looking formal footwear for men, including derbys, monks and brogues, at a surprisingly low price of about $200++. To order, simply browse through the CustomMade process to decide on your preferred style, colour and last, set up an appointment and you’ll receive your handcrafted shoes in about five weeks. Take note that a deposit of $100 will be required upon confirmation.