Buying shoes off the shelf is a familiar and natural way to put on something new. The ability to order custom-made shoes rarely cross men’s mind. And when we suddenly get the opportunity to create your own shoes and not to select from a number of options, we run into a brain freeze. I experienced it first-hand and I want to share my experience.
If you are a sophisticated style guru and who knows exactly what kind of shoes you want this article is not for you.
This article is for the confused customer of a shoemaker’s shop who is scared of dozens of models, platforms and materials of different colors and textures. He suddenly realizes how narrow his choice was when he bought shoes off the shelf and what freedom to act he has now when he decided to order custom-made shoes.
At the same time he is suppressed with the versatility and definitely he is not ready to order immediately. To start with you need to learn the main shoes types, to gain experience, to study the samples and think of something different, unique, infinitely beautiful and exclusive. It usually happens that anyone who creates something different, based upon the impressions received earlier. Any work, any artwork is a kind of a ripoff, and as for the shoes, custom-made ones are no exception.
Firstly, you should read the article about the types of men’s shoes. You’ll get enough basic information that you’ll need to order your first pair of custom-made shoes. In addition, you can find a lot of examples there that will be useful as a source of inspiration.
Now let’s design our own custom-made shoes. The main thing is not to go to extremes. There are a lot of different materials, but it doesn’t mean that you have to use them all. Shoes made of the snake skin, crocodile skin and leopard fur is tasteless. Be master of yourself. One of the main advantages of custom-made shoes is the ability to mix different materials on your own, but be moderate, since the modesty is a virtue.
Prada shows an excellent example of how you can do a stunning beauty remaining beyond the bounds of decency.
I do not advise to be enamored of the skin of exotic animals and birds and to order shoes made of crocodile, snake and ostrich skin. You can use it but very carefully. There are a lot of other combinations of materials, for example leather and suede, or leather, and cloth. Here we have a few decent options for combining different materials.