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Melvin & Hamilton : about us

We are Melvin & Hamilton. That means a name, a brand, some products, and moreover, a team with a lot of talent & inspirations.

Let us introduce ourselves !

• A family story

In 1988, Rajab Choukair created the label Melvin & Hamilton, for young men who were just discovering the art of business look.

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Let us introduce Rajab Choukair today ; he’s still fond of shoes & comes at the office every day !

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Karim (on the right) & Olivier (on the left), up for discussion about a new bag…

His sons, Karim & Olivier, grew up between shoes and leather, and are passionate about it.
So the brothers decided quite naturally to keep the label their father created, and to design their own products. With a simple objective : making shoes that are unique.

• A team

Karim & Olivier design their product themselves, helped by a small family team.
They work in Heidelberg, in Germany, a charming little city. They take care of products, insure shipping & logistic, receive new collections & organise everything… And they send you your products with care !

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Next Winter collection is arriving at the studio

They’re also a small team that cares for the digital part of Melvin & Hamilton, from France.
If you’re in touch with the brand via our Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram or our eshop, they are the one who will answer to you !

• Products with soul

For Melvin and Hamilton, making shoes is much more than manufacturing products.
Well, in any case, it is for us.

It’s about choosing everything, from the shape of a shoe to the best leather that will fit you the best. High quality leather for the best price with a unique design ; that’s always the aim of Melvin & Hamilton.
It’s about innovation, in looking for new details to add : new homemade colors & creams, new designs, colored soldes, new ways to create patterns, like the laser printed ones…
It’s about giving birth to each product ; taking care of it from the very first step of creation & production, feeling proud of every shoe & accessories ; so they get their living soul.

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And we hope that you will love them as much as we do !

• Inspirations everywhere

We make shoes with love & care. But we’re not only passionate about shoes, we take inspiration wherever it is : in fashion of course, but also in every details of lifestyle. We love cars, we enjoy traveling, we have a certain idea of life and we put everything related to that little world we have in our products.

We’re coming from Heidelberg, in Germany ; but not only. We’re european : our inspiring influences may be find in Berlin & in London, but also in Paris where a part of our team lives & works, and of course in Roma, the city of leather & fashion we love. And in many more places !

• Follow us !

We’re here and elsewhere :
: our eshop
: our Tumblr
: our Facebook page
: our Twitter account
: our Instagram

We speak in english, French, and of course german !
And we hope forward hearing from you

Friendly yours,

Melvin & Hamilton.

Press contact :
Lucie Piriou – lucie.piriou@melvin-hamilton.com