Dapper Tiq 'dap-per' 't'eek' is a British born brand specializing in traditional British handcrafted men’s dress shoes. Based in Toronto, Canada our founder lived in London, England; where he was inspired by men's footwear and British style.
In 2011, he moved to London and was exposed to the best British, French, Italian and Spanish shoe brands. During his time there, he developed a passion for shoes and learned everything about shoe making. Over five years, he accumulated and reviewed over 30 different pairs of shoes from different brands and price points.
In 2016, he moved home and was frustrated with the lack of attainable options in the North American market. Most of the mid-tier retail brands lacked quality craftsmanship, materials and components; and mass-produced. He wanted to pay a fraction of the retail price but wanted premium quality, craftsmanship and durability.
We started Dapper Tiq to create the ideal alternative. It no longer has to be a gentleman’s long-term aspiration to own a pair of quality men's dress shoes. Our goal was to redefine quality shoe standards without the excessive retailer mark-ups. In 2016, we achieved this by limiting production, focusing on timeless British styles and selling direct to consumers online.