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.
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.
Step into the boys club with these über-stylish flats, crafted in rich suede, printed ponyhair, and glossy metallic leather. Brands like Jack Rogers, Candela, and Pour La Victoire serve up unexpected trimmings too, from star-shaped studs on classic loafers to embroidered emblems on luxe smoking slipppers.
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.
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’s coming romps. Choose from distressed pumps, strappy heeled sandals, stitched moccasins, and oiled suede booties, all made to last and fashioned from extra-soft European leather.