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Custom Made

We take great pride in specializing in custom made shoes and accessories. If you’re looking for shoes in a particular color or leather, or if you wear a special size or width, having a pair custom made is just for you.

Many of our brands offer a custom made service. The process is different with each. You can place an order at any time — no need to wait for a trunk show.

Brands

Quality and consistency are key. It is our goal to work directly with artisans who make their own goods — not factories producing en masse for private labels. We believe this requires a higher level of expertise on the part of the artisan and allows for better communication with the customer. These qualities are evident in the final product, whether it’s a pair of shoes or a handmade belt. Please noteWe do not offer custom made shoes with Alden, Wolverine, Enzo Bonafè, or Drake’s.

Shoes

Edward Green Making classic English shoes since 1890
Saint Crispin’s Austrian style, made in Romania
Corthay Elegant, modern, and thoroughly French
Gaziano & Girling A modern take on classic English footwear
Norman Vilalta Savile Row meets rock 'n' roll
Hiro Yanagimachi Japanese footwear in the English tradition
Quoddy Moccasins made in Maine

Accessories

Thomas Riemer Handmade gloves from Vienna
Kreis Belts and leather goods
Duret Handmade belts and leather goods from Paris
Nackymade Eyewear made in Kobe, Japan

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is custom made the same as bespoke?
  • Custom made is not bespoke. A bespoke shoe is crafted specifically for your foot. 99.9% of the population wear ready-made shoes. Unless you have a specific physical need, you should be able to find a shoe that will fit your feet comfortably.

    Bespoke shoes are made directly with the shoemaker. This is a process that takes up to one year to complete, and is generally much more costly than custom made. We do not offer bespoke fittings.
  • Should I wait for a trunk show?
  • For most brands, custom-made orders can be placed at any time. We keep a full range of leather swatches available in our shop year-round. However, trunk shows are an excellent way to meet representatives from our brands and view new or upcoming models.
  • Do you make shoes for women?
  • Yes! We can make any style in a size that will fit you. The ordering process remains the same. You can pick the model, leather, and soles. We usually have sample sizes you can try, but we recommend contacting us first.
  • What is the return policy?
  • Since custom-made shoes are produced expressly for you, all orders are final sale. For that reason (and the fact that our goal is for you to have a wonderful pair of shoes), we take great care when advising you.

Events

Trunk shows are an excellent time to meet the owners and makers of the brands and shoes we sell. They’re special events and happen only once or twice each year.

Nackymade — October 1 and 2 in Chicago
Learn more about Nackymade
Norman Vilalta — October 18 and 19 in New York
Norman Vilalta trunk show in New York, November 30 and December 1
Learn more about Norman Vilalta
Drake’s — October 24 to 26 in Chicago
Drake's trunk show in Chicago, October 17 to 20
Learn more about Drake’s
Saint Crispin’s — November 15 and 16 in New York
Saint Crispin's trunk show in New York, December 5 and 6
Learn more about Saint Crispin’s
Thomas Riemer — November 15 and 16 in New York
Thomas Riemer trunk show in New York, December 5 and 6
Learn more about Thomas Riemer