Shoe fanatics love N.D.C. Made by Hand for its rich leather ankle boots, moccasins, and boat shoes, which possess the sort of worn-in personality and well-loved comfort that usually takes years for shoes to achieve. Short for nom-de-code (code name), this Belgium-based label was launched in 2001 by footwear veterans Arnaud Zannier and Enrique Corbi, who set out to combine high-quality leather from Europe’s best tanneries with distinctive, fashion-forward design. From its coated suede Pere Shearling chukka boots, monk strap oxfords, and nubuck Plim’s high-top sneakers for men to its high-heeled, sheepskin wedge booties for women, each pair of N.D.C. Made by Hand reflects the brand’s four key values: simplicity, quality, originality, and expertise of construction. Let’s add a fifth: impeccable style.
With your datebook already filling up for fall, you’ll be in need of a chic pair (or two) of shoes for every outing on the calendar. Polish off your go-to skinny jeans and sweaters with leather riding boots, studded ballet flats, or bright suede loafers by day. And for the evenings, pair your sexiest dresses with embellished ankle booties, colorful platforms, or towering stiletto heels.
Wingtips, loafers, and more in the must-have material of the season.
The name says it all: Quality comes first for n.d.c.’s handcrafted shoes, and the brand’s signature styles are made to withstand the wear and tear of the season. Choose from weathered brogues, shearling-lined slip-ons, stitched moccasins, and oiled booties, fashioned from extra-soft European leather.
Looking for the perfect pair of boots? We’ve broken down this well-stocked mix by hue to make shopping (and matching to your wardrobe) a cinch. Choose from wedge booties, suede slip-ons, and supple riding boots — in sleek black, rugged brown, and rich cognac for a classic statement, plus burgundy, olive, and cobalt for a right-this-minute look.