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Why Your Next Gift to Him Should Be Bespoke Footwear

Nowadays, everybody wants things personalized, customized, and unique. But things that are usually those three things equal to one thing—expensive. Or so we thought. Because of social media, it’s been easier for non-mainstream brands to make their way into our lives (or feeds for that matter). 

There’s been a steady boom of online sellers and consignment shops that help these businesses and so many have been recommended by friends or friends of friends, which is a good sign that quality isn’t compromised. 

Which brings us to the topic of better gifting. With so many easily accessible and high-quality products at our fingertips, there’s no reason why you should give the man in your life something generic and mediocre. For your next monthsary, anniversary, or whatever occasion you deem significant, give him an experience he won’t forget—something bespoke.



Some men might argue that they’re fine with buying RTW, and we can’t blame them for that. After all, men are known to hate malls or to canvass different shops to buy anything. But let’s admit that sometimes when we buy shoes, one foot doesn’t fit as well as the other or the arch is not as pronounced as we want it to be. Customization solves these problems for those who are harder to shop for. 

While a suit may be too much (unless you’re getting married), and a necktie too little, custom footwear is something that hits the right note for a gift. Plus, part of the gift is the experience—both for him and for you. You get to bring them to the sapateroas you watch their excitement as their feet are suited up. 

R.E. Craftsman offers so many options for the stylish but pragmatic man.



Comfy loafers are best for laid back and casual Sundays. #preston #pennyloafers

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Get a little fancy with some lace-up kiltie loafers. #kinsley #kiltieloafers

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They can make casual loafers, oxfords, brogues, and they’ve got awesome takes on classic styles as well like these double monk sneakers. 



A dash of street flavor to the classic favorite. #DoubleMonkSneakers

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If you have a specific design in mind, you can even send it over to them to assess if it’s possible to make it. 



Aside from the style and the size, you get to choose the kind of leather your shoe will be made of, the insole, the sole, and even the laces. 



There's a certain shade to suit one's style. #CraftThyStyle

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The best part is, it won’t cost you an arm and ironically a leg, to afford this luxury. Their custom shoes start at only P4,000 which if you think about it, costs the same as most ready-made footwear. On that note, they also have a selection of shoes that’s ready for purchase if you see anything you like that’s already there. 

With these options for the modern man, it won’t take long to get him looking like a Kingsman. 


R.E. Craftsman is located at 49 Malingap St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City. You can also visit their Instagram for inquiries.


Lead Photo by Duong Tr?n Qu?c on Unsplash