About Us

Trumpet is an Indian label specializing in premium footwear for men. In a market awash in mediocrity, the Trumpet brand represents true excellence.

Classic Reloaded is our motto! Our name, ‘Trumpet’ is inspired by the cool, smooth vibe generated by an ace jazz musician. Witness a new concept in men’s shoes that finds expression in the powerful synergy between tradition, functionality and spirited modernity. Designed in Italy and hand crafted in India, our range of styles beckons the universal dandy, offering a range of colours, textures and prints in rich calfskin leather and suede as well as more innovative materials like specialty velvet, with a royal, luxurious feel. These materials are carefully sourced and selected for their quality and durability.

The manufacturing of the Trumpet line is entrusted to a 60 year old family owned factory that prides itself on its experienced and highly skilled craftsmen, proficient in producing the quality that Trumpet guarantees its discerning customers. This also gives us the added satisfaction of supporting a time honored tradition of workmanship that approaches our product with precision, care and respect, in contrast to the mass produced merchandise seen most commonly.

Trumpet is excited to cater to the fashion forward, quality conscious Indian male who demands a reliable choice in both casual and formal footwear that is distinctively stylish and supremely comfortable!

Entrepreneur Chirag Kothari has a passion for style and was always somewhat of a shoe fanatic! Recognizing that there were limited options in fashion footwear for the discerning Indian male, he wanted to step in with an exceptional product line that would fulfill this need.

Rejecting short cuts, Chirag immersed himself in researching every aspect in the production of premium quality footwear. To gain further expertise, he flew to Florence, Italy, the mecca of fine leather craftsmanship. In Florence he underwent an extended apprenticeship with Italy’s oldest and most venerated artisan, a man who has helped build major shoe brands in that country. Under the master’s guidance Chirag absorbed vital practical knowhow in the traditional art of handmade shoes. The key materials that should go into the core of the shoe to make it optimally durable and comfortable, is an example of the many secrets he learned.

Having returned home with renewed inspiration, Chirag incorporated what he had acquired into Trumpet Shoes, his brand of luxury footwear made by hand in India. Confident in his product and encouraged by the enthusiasm of his customers, Chirag Kothari aspires to take the Trumpet brand global.