Be it online or offline, custom made or bespoke, here's where to find stylish formal footwear
We love a man in a plain white T-shirt and rugged jeans, but we’re just going to come out and say it: there’s something about a gent dressed to the nines. You know exactly what we’re talking about: immaculately groomed with cool coiffs, impeccable, fitted suits and of course, a sleek man bag. The only thing left to keep you looking sharp? A fine pair of shoes. We know shopping for men’s shoes isn’t a walk in the park, so here’s a guide to the best stores for dress shoes.
This homegrown bespoke shoe brand has been garnering attention from celebrities in Singapore and beyond. Based in Singapore, its quality leather shoes are curated by top designers and handcrafted by meticulous craftsmen in Seoul. Be it classic oxfords and brogues or semi-formal footwear like colourful moccasins and fashion boots, Diamond Walker Bespoke Shoes provides full customisations with made-to-measure services at affordable charges – matching any occasion, mood, and style.
Diamond Walker, Orchardgateway,#04-03, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858
Since coming to Singapore in 2003, this trendy shoe brand has earned a good rep amongst stylish gents for its high quality fashion footwear at accessible prices. With outlets across 60 countries including big fashion cities like London, New York, and Milan, you can surely find a pair of shoes to rock your gentlemen’s look here. Classic dress shoes are easily available here – think smart derby kicks, traditional brogues and leather loafers.
ALDO, various outlets islandwide.
From Singapore and Cambodia to Morocco and Oman, Pedro is a thriving shoe haven with 93 stores all around the world. Collections after collections, Pedro constantly dishes out contemporary footwear for men with standout designs and emblematic looks. Take your pick from lace-ups, brogues, oxfords and two-toned leather derby shoes.
Pedro, various outlets islandwide.
Ed Et Al Shoemakers
Established in 2010, this local shoemaking company specialises in high quality handcrafted dress shoes. On top of its bespoke services and By Request made to order services, Ed Et Al Shoemakers also offers a range of Ready To Wear artisanal footwear at its flagship retail shop and online store. You can find various types of shoes like oxfords, loafers, derby and boots. And do note that stocks run out swiftly here, so be sure to contact them to check on availability of the shoes you’re gunning for.
Ed Et Al Shoemakers, 120A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068589
On Pedder Men at Pedder on Scotts
This multi-label shoe behemoth is our top spot for shoe shopping when in town. Not just a place for ladies to get their kick fix, Pedder on Scotts is also home to On Pedder Men: a haven of luxe shoes – think hyped sneakers, oxfords, leather slippers and more – featuring exclusive brands like Jimmy Choo, Valentino, Maison Kitsune and Yohji Yamamoto.
On Pedder Men at Pedder on Scotts, Scotts Square, Level Two, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209.
With outlets in fashion capitals such as Paris, Barcelona and Madrid, Carmina Shoemaker is a must-visit if you’re on a hunt for dress shoes. Whether you’re looking for off-the-shelf or bespoke shoes, Carmina Shoemaker can assist with either. You can find the usual selections – oxfords, derby, loafers and boots – and even ultra-luxe ones made of exotic skins like alligator and lizard.
Carmina Shoemaker, #01-66, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178884, p. 6384 6376.
Founded by local shoe aficionado, Donovan, Custom Made is the go-to place to go for bespoke shoes for men. No ‘middle-men’ involved in the selling process means that Custom Made is able to offer quality shoes for the fraction of the cost of your average dress shoes. Also, with a huge variety of colours and customisation to select from, on top of using premium genuine leather, you can definitely expect the finest quality of shoes here. Still unsure if this is your best bet? Its comprehensive step-by-step customisation guide can help you understand the process before committing to it. It ain’t rocket science!
CustomMade, 105 Cecil Street, The Octagon Building, #07-01, Singapore 069534.