Handcrafted One Pair at a Time

Hive & Colony offers a wide variety of custom-made leathers to choose from for our men’s bespoke shoes. We work with some of the best tanneries in the world, from Spain to Italy and Germany, to provide materials of the highest quality out there, including hand-painted crust calf leather, velvety kid suede leather, and ultra-luxurious polished calf leather. We also take thorough measurements to make sure you get the perfect fit – guaranteed! 

How it Begins

Your handcrafted men’s dress shoes begin in our shops in Boston and New York City. As soon as you finish designing your shoe, we process the order and gather the different materials in our workshop, according to your custom specifications. The fabrics, leathers, and all other materials are then hand-cut and sewed together.    

Every Detail Perfected

We then nail the insoles, cuffs, and heels to form the shoe. Once we polish and buff shoe to perfection, we delicately wrap and box each pair to carefully deliver your custom creations. 

The Difference

We use the finest calf leather and kid suede from international tanneries in Germany, Italy, and Spain. We source hand-painted, luxurious materials, so we can provide our customers with the highest quality imaginable. Our 3D-scanning technology takes meticulous measurements, which helps us guarantee a perfect fit on every pair of bespoke men’s dress shoes that we create.

Art of the Patina

Our patina process is the creme de la creme in the bespoke men’s shoe industry. It’s the art of applying painstakingly by hand gradual layers of paint. This adds an aged and charmingly weathered feel to the leather, which further enhances with time. The patina process forges an utterly unique finish to each pair of shoes. The inimitable result breathes individuality. 

Our Promise

Hive & Colony combines fashion with innovation to guarantee all clients, regardless of body type or style preference, the perfect fit. In addition to the manual measurements our professional stylists take, we use a state-of-the-art 3D scanner. It takes 300 different body measurements in just a matter of seconds and draws a body diagram that illustrates and visualizes posture, pose, and stance. Once your garment arrives, we will invite you for a fitting to ensure everything is to your satisfaction. It’s not finished until it’s finished!