Weddings are a special occasion, and dressing up is an important part of the ritual. While women have a plethora of options to choose from, for men, the options are limited. However, the right pair of footwear can make all the difference. So, if you want to look your best on your wedding day, here are some top Indian wedding footwear styles for men.
Mojari is a traditional Indian shoe that has been in vogue for centuries. It is made of leather and is decorated with embroidery, beads, and stones. The intricate design and vibrant colors make it a popular choice for weddings. Mojari is comfortable and can be worn with traditional Indian outfits like kurta-pajama or sherwani. Our favourite kind are classic leather mojaris in tan, black or white perhaps with some self or gold threadwork.
Jodhpuri shoes are a type of leather shoe that originated in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It has a pointed toe and is designed to be worn with a Jodhpuri suit. These shoes are an excellent choice for grooms who want to add a royal touch to their wedding outfit. They come in a range of colors, including black, brown, and tan.
Peshawari or pathani sandals:
Peshawari is a popular style of men;s ethnic footwear that originated in the Indian subcontinent. It has a cross strap in front making it almost closed toes with a pointed toe and backstrap and is made of leather – either smooth, textured or patent. These shoes are perfect for grooms who want a simple yet elegant look. They look great with an Indian kurta-pajama or a sherwani.
Kolhapuri chappal is a handmade leather sandal that originated in Maharashtra and have been worn across India for centuries. It is known for its intricate design and durability. These sandals are comfortable and can be worn with traditional wear. They come in a range of colors, including black, brown, and tan – and now in all colors possible. They even now come with cushioned soles that have made them extremely comfortable for long wear.
Embroidered velvet smoking slippers:
Crafted in rich black, navy or maroon velvet embroidered with crests of gold or silver thread these shoes are the most opulent Indian formal shoes and perfect for men to wear at weddings. They come as slip on mules or closed shoes and can be worn with a sherwani. They have a traditional embroidered design and are made of velvet.
In conclusion, weddings are special events, and dressing appropriately is essential. Choose a pair of men’s wedding footwear that complements your outfit, fits your personality, and makes you feel confident. All the above-mentioned footwear styles are popular and traditional, and will help you make a statement on your wedding day.
Now, remember always to keep in mind the venue, weather, and time of day when selecting your shoes. Comfort is also key, as you will be on your feet for most of the day. If it is hot there are several open styles like fisherman sandals but with a traditional look or men’s kolhapuri chappals. If it is cold, closed shoes like the smoking slippers or even woven leather loafers work.
If you’re the groom, don’t be afraid to go for something unique, such as woven leather or patterned shoes, to add a personal touch to your wedding look. Classic black or brown leather dress shoes will always be a great option. And for the groomsmen, comfortable dress shoes or loafers can be worn to coordinate with the groom’s shoes.
It is also important to consider the color and style of the shoes to coordinate with the overall wedding theme and attire. Not to mention making sure you are in harmony with the bride’s style. Check out a complete collection of bridal footwear.
Above all, prioritize comfort and choose shoes that you feel confident and comfortable in. After all, you want to be able to dance the night away and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Overall, the right wedding shoes will not only complete your outfit but also add to your overall confidence and comfort on your special day.
At Regal Shoes, you will find a complete collection of men’s and women’s footwear with an emphasis on wedding and ethnic traditional footwear styles. Indian brides and grooms have been shopping for their weddings here for decades and are sure to do so for many more so know that you are in good hands here – whether at their stores or online. With the right pair of shoes, you can feel confident and comfortable while celebrating the special day with or as a happy couple.