The Find: classy custom-made shoes for on-the-go guys

The Find: classy custom-made shoes for on-the-go guys

(Images: Rogues Custom) (Images: Rogues Custom)
 

For stylish guys, custom-made shoes are always something of a status symbol. There’s certainly no shortage of high-end options in Toronto, but local upstart Rogues Custom—currently based out of Ryerson’s Fashion Zone—makes shoe shopping a little more convenient: in addition to booking appointments by request, the brand also travels around to downtown offices, events and menswear stores (they recently hit up Gotstyle), peddling its entire collection from a retrofitted 1920s steamer trunk. (Eventually, their website will be able to take online orders without an in-person visit.) Shoppers can choose from eight hand-crafted styles, including classic oxfords, intricately woven brogues, tough-looking worker boots and tasselled loafers. All shoes can be upgraded to a winter-friendly Goodyear sole, and are hand-painted in your preferred colour palette, whether that’s a subtle two-tone grey or an attention-grabbing orange. We’re partial to the extremely versatile Johnny Chukka boot, which would look equally cool with a crisp spring suit or a plaid shirt and jeans combo. From $545

Rogues Custom, 10 Dundas St. E., 416-655-0711, roguescustom.com