About Shoes & Shirts
Shoes & Shirts has occupied a special place in Maastricht’s refined Stokstraat quarter for over 30 years. A unique shop that distinguishes itself by the high quality and exclusiveness of their products and all our products can also be shopped online. Shoes & Shirts carries a collection of the world’s most high-end shoemakers for men and women and the finest collection of shirts and luxury accessories to complete every gentleman’s wardrobe.
If you are looking for high quality shoes in a cosmopolitan style that is not subject to fickle trends our brick and mortar store is the place for you to be. As we appreciate that not everyone can make the trip to Maastricht our webshop forms an excellent alternative for those wanting to surround themselves with high-end footwear, quality shirts and luxurious accessories. Famous shoemakers from English and American soil as well as small artisan shoemaker ateliers from Italy and France are well represented here.
BLUE LINE COLLECTION
The Blue Line Collection I have created together with my father Peter. In this collection you can find timeless classics of outstanding quality, all goodyear welted and manufactured in Spain. Made by skilled shoemakers who have been making shoes for many generations. Blue Line shoes are built on a slightly elongated chiseled last which allows them to be worn with outfits differing in formality. Have a look at the collection here and stay tuned for more styles to be added.
In addition to shoes you will be able to find shirts at our store. Each season we select beautiful fabrics for the shirts of our own label’s ready-to-wear slim fit and classic collection. In addition we also offer a wide range of shirts from Ign. Joseph in more flamboyant fabrics. To make your choice more personal we offer a comprehensive programme where your shirt can be made to measure and cut by hand especially for you. For this select programme we would like to welcome you in our shop for a personal consultation.
To complete the classic men's wardrobe Shoes & Shirts carries a wide range of leather goods and accessories. Think of functional and aesthetically pleasing luggage commodities, hand-crafted briefcases from Italy and England, wallets in various convenient sizes made from the most exclusive leathers, hats and gloves of English descent, sophisticated perfumes, toiletries, and numerous other luxury accessories.
Upon entering our shop in Maastricht the unmistakable aroma of leather will greet you with a scented smile and we will strive to provide you with a great professionalism of service. After all, we understand as no others that our products require special service, attention and explanation. Contact our experienced advisors for personal service and advice and we are sure that they can provide you with a satisfying answer.
A passionate Team
From left to right: Justus, Veronique, Jules, Arthur and Samuel.
We don't just believe in the products we sell, we are passionate about them. The level of service comes with great attention to detail and a lot of expertise on the products.
Born into a family of shoemakers, with a three generations of experience, Peter van den Eertwegh launched a new concept in the field of shoe service and retailing in 1988: Shoes & Shirts. The name says it all; shoes and shirts for men with highest standards of quality, in all details completed with a collection of accessories every gentlemen would need.
As of Autumn 2017 Shoes & Shirts has started to carry a nice collection of ladies' footwear. When it comes to the top-segment, in contrast to men's shoes, ladies normally have to deal with collections that are very fashion-inspired, and therefore not made or meant to last long. In line with the philosophy that we follow with all our other products, the items in this ladies' collection have been cherry-picked with elegance and durability in mind.
The experience and contacts acquired during his international work as a purchaser and consultant have given him the knowledge and base to form the core of the original selection of manufacturers and ateliers with whom Shoes & Shirts cooperates, since the very beginning, and with many of them still today.
Only the top products from these manufacturers constitute the wide range of products that you can find at Shoes & Shirts, with quality as the basis of still largely handcrafted products.
Peter's son, Jules van den Eertwegh, has started to work within the company during weekends already since he was very young. After his International Business studies he gained retail experience as well as experience in the making of shoes. In 2011 the time was right to get full-time on board and run this beautiful shop together with his father. The wife of Jules, Veronique van den Eertwegh-Rondagh, with retail and online communication experience, fulltime joined the team in 2017, but was already for many years closely involved with the online activities of Shoes & Shirts.
Peter is now enjoying well deserved family time with his wife and grand children. But Jules and Veronique will make sure that Shoes & Shirts will be continued in the same thoughts as how the company was founded over 30 years ago: being a world wide specialist for those whose are looking for high quality shoes, shirts and accessories in a cosmopolitan style that is not subject to fickle trends. The quality conscious men will surely understand what we preserve.
With this fifth generation on board, and well experienced staff, you can be sure there is a lot of knowledge of craft and sense for tradition present in our stores.