Khalil Idris, founded in 2015. Born in Newark, New Jersey and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. Khalil apprenticed in Manhattan and New Jersey for several designers, and even worked in showrooms with concentrations in womenswear and menswear. Two years into working as a tailor's apprentice, he took an interest in custom shoemaking and eventually found factories in Italy, Spain and Turkey that were willing to work with him.
He then created a custom tie brand, "The Idris Collection,” which he later discontinued. In pursuit of starting his own luxury brand, Khalil became a tailor's apprentice for a prominent brand in Manhattan. The brand specialized in producing and selling bespoke suits, shoes and accessories to professionals in entertainment and business. Today he combines, classic and elegant craftsmanship with modern silhouettes. A man’s shoes should be sophisticated in design, classic in build.
“A man’s shoes should be sophisticated in design, classic in build.”