Be it online or offline, custom made or bespoke, here's where to find stylish formal footwear for men in Singapore.
We love a man in a plain white T-shirt and rugged jeans, but we’re going to come out and say it. There’s just something about a gent dressed to the nines. You know exactly what we’re talking about: Immaculately groomed coifs, impeccable suits and, of course, a musky scent to boot. The only thing left to keep you looking sharp? A fine pair of shoes. We know shopping for men’s formal footwear isn’t a walk in the park, so here’s our guide to the top stores for men’s dress shoes in Singapore.
Where to shop for men’s formal shoes in Singapore
1. Arden Teal
For quality and affordable shoes, we can’t think of a better place than Arden Teal. The leather is durable and soft to the touch. To get technical, because of the blake-stitched style of the shoe, it’s comfortable and easy to replace the outsole. Plus, we love that the owner is incredibly friendly to shoppers. So why stop at shoes? If you’re in need of a new leather belt for work, check out the range in the showroom. It’s located within Tampines, which can be quite a journey for our westie friends. But we promise it’s worth the trip.
Arden Teal, #02-16, T-Space, 1 Tampines North Drive 1, Singapore 528559
2. The Decorum Singapore
Hailing from Bangkok, The Decorum is a brand that absolutely screams class. When you drop by the showroom, be prepared for an enriching experience. These folks are as passionate as they are knowledgeable; they’re more than happy to share what they know about shoes and how to take care of them. For menswear aficionados, follow The Decorum on social media to get wind of when it’s hosting its next trunk show. You’ll meet international tailors and shoemakers, plus get the chance to buy their wares.
The Decorum Singapore, Level 5, 23 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059389
3. 51 Label
For quality luxury shoes without the exorbitant price tag, we recommend 51 Label. Designed in Singapore and handmade by shoemakers in Italy, the brand offers beautiful shoes sans premium prices. Husbands-to-be, if you’re looking for your wedding attire, get it all done at this cosy studio. This space is also the home of Mr. G Sartorial, a brand that tailors suits for your big milestones. Get both your suit and shoes sorted by these two labels started by Jonathan Wong and Gary Ong.
51 Label, #02-02, 77 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169376
4. Scofield Shoes
Looking for an extra unique pair of dress shoes for special occasions? Check out Scofield Shoes. Every pair is made in limited quantities, which means only a handful of them are available in each design and colour. Even the team admits they won’t repeat available designs too close in between each restock because they want to bring in new looks. So be sure to keep your eye out for updates! If you find that the shoe doesn’t quite fit, you can always ask for an exchange. The team is more than happy to accommodate.
Scofield Shoes, available online
5. Church’s Singapore
Head here to splurge on your next statement piece. This English footwear manufacturer has made its home in Marina Bay Sands with a wide variety of shoe styles like oxfords, derbys, monk straps, brogues, and even sneakers. Look out for the famed St. James collection, named after the historical aristocratic district that houses its largest store. Up your accessory game with bifold wallets or cardholders meticulously crafted on calf leather.
Church’s Singapore, #B2M-228, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
High quality material and craftsmanship – is there anything else you need? Yeossal boasts a collection of oxfords, chelsea boots, loafers and more. Choose from the ready-to-wear section to get the next pivotal piece for your wardrobe. As the products are Goodyear welted shoes, expect durable and water-resistant kicks. Alternatively, get your very own customised pair of shoes by picking your preferred style and leather type.
Yeossal, #07-42, Vertex Tower A, 33 Ubi Avenue 3, Singapore 408868
7. Why & Co.
With over 60 years of experience in crafting shoes, the team knows a thing or two about shoes. Expect style and durability in every step. These are incredibly versatile, so you can pair them with berms, linen trousers, or even jeans! If you aren’t sure what style fits you best, schedule an appointment to get a fitting done with the team. And if you’ve got an old pair of shoes that needs some loving, Why & Co. also provides shining, outsole replacement, and deep cleaning services.
Why & Co., #02-75A, International Plaza, 10 Anson Road, Singapore 079903
Since its Singapore debut in 2003, the trendy shoe brand has earned a good rep amongst stylish men for its high quality footwear at accessible prices. With outlets across 60 countries including big fashion cities like London, New York and Milan, it’ll no doubt help you find a pair of shoes to rock your gentleman’s look. Classic dress shoes are easily available – think smart derby kicks, traditional brogues and leather loafers.
Aldo, multiple locations including Ion Orchard and Bugis Junction
From Singapore to Cambodia to Morocco, Pedro is a thriving shoe haven with more than 50 stores around the world. Collection after collection, the brand constantly dishes out contemporary men’s shoes with standout designs and emblematic looks. Take your pick from lace-ups, oxfords and moccasins.
Pedro, multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and Suntec City
There you have it, guys. The perfect shops to find shoes you can strut your stuff in.