standard-title The CustomMade Process Hand-assembled and customizable from the last to the choice of leather and patinas, Carl & OAK bespoke shoes combine absolute comfort in your own fit, and unique flair. As opposed to ready-to-wear shoes, which are simple adaptations of existing models, bespoke shoes are created from scratch. Our client is at the very center of the process, and the future shoe will be created according to the morphology of his foot.
1 | MEASURING
Our bespoke shoes consultant comes to measure your foot. At that same time, you decide what shoes you would like to have (i.e. design) and look at the coloring, leather, materials etc. that you like.
4 | The Shoe Construction
All our shoes are made using the handmade blake-stitched welting construction, as opposed to Goodyear machine welting, hand-lasting as opposed to machine-lasting. Not only does it reduce the overall weight of the shoes, it can last for a long time if cared for properly. Our shoes are also made with leather soles which allows resoling, and truly differentiates it's quality to that of a cemented rubber sole's construction.
2 | THE LEATHER
Handpicked, full-grain leathers | To ensure that our shoes are strong and long lasting, we use only full-grain calf leathers. Not only are they more durable, the natural surface of full grain leather shows character and beautifies with age. All our leathers have been carefully sourced and handpicked to provide the best value we can to you.
5 | PATTERN-CUTTING, LEATHER-CUTTING AND CLOSING
The pattern-cutter begins by covering the last with an adhesive canvas on which our artisans will draw the model. This adhesive material will then be peeled off and the model reproduced on a cardboard pattern. From this pattern the cutter will cut the pieces of leather that will form the shoe’s upper. These pieces will then be pared, assembled and stitched by the specialist craftsman.
3 | The Shoe Last
We believe the last and silhouette of our shoes is one of the most important factor that sets us apart. Both our current chiseled square & smart round lasts took months to perfect before being placed into production. They are sculpted to form a more structured profile that provides poise and modern elegance.
6 | BESPOKE SHOES FITTING
During a second appointment, the client will try on the work of art created from the traditionally-made last. The shoemaker will note the points to be rectified in order to finely adjust the fit and offer the client a perfect pair of shoes.
One can always expect exceptional service when you come to Carl & OAK. The ever so warm service, coupled with the trusty recommendation of the different styles and colors available, just pushes the whole experience of making a pair of bespoke shoes one level up. Since my 1st pair of shoes 3 years back… I have never looked back… (nor gotten a pair of shoes from any other brand….) custom made shoes singapore review
Best quality n designs ever!! U won’t be able to find such an exclusively unique designs n good choice of Colours of the shoes from elsewhere! The service they provide are excellent and professional, as Carl is able to answer all the queries I asked. Definitely the best choice in Singapore. Please keep up the good work!! custom made shoes singapore review
Having worn these shoes (Bespoke Brogue Captoe Derby) for a while now I have to say they are fantastic. So many people have noticed them and asked where I got them. After a few wears (maybe 4 or 5 times?) I was able to wear them without socks as well. Great with both berms and trousers. Definitely the pair I wear the most often now! custom made shoes singapore review