Aquila, the brand – A brief history of Aquila Shoes

Aquila is a family business established in 1958, founded on humble beginnings in a small workshop in Melbourne, Australia. It was the result of one man’s Italian passion and know-how for creating premium quality footwear that revelled in both craftsmanship and uncompromised style.

Aquila, translates in English to ‘Eagle’ and was chosen for the attributes it represents; Confidence, Precision, Strength and Style.

Catching the eye of every fashion-conscious gentleman across Australia, Aquila quickly built a reputation for quality fashion footwear and the demand saw expansion into multiple retail stores.

Since the unprecedented success across it’s footwear lines, Aquila seamlessly expanded into men’s clothing and now offers complete outfitting solutions for the modern man. Quality, craftsmanship and detailing remain at the core of the offer, creating timeless pieces which last from season to season.

Today, 60 years on, a third generation of family members are hard at work continuing the Aquila legacy and the brand now operates over 40 retail stores nationwide and is as proud of its rich heritage as its position as the leader in men’s tailored fashion in Australia.

Aquila was built on a reputation synonymous with quality and style, with a demand that made expanding the footwear product offering into menswear and accessories both apparent and seamless. 60 years on Aquila now provides complete tailored outfitting solutions for the modern design conscious, Australian man with a cohesive range that compliments the unity of every product within it.

Aquila - Footwear. Menswear. Accessories.



Aquila is home to a diverse and impressive range of footwear styles for the modern man. Whether its business, weekend or supporting a trend, Aquila has an unmatched commitment to quality, design and to being a market leader. Our footwear is made from the highest quality materials using the best of both traditional and modern manufacturing techniques. Designed with modern global styling and influenced by places such as Europe, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, Aquila continues to be the primary destination for men’s footwear throughout Australia.



Launched in 2012, the menswear collection enabled the Aquila brand to better service the greater outfitting needs of the modern Australian man.

By embracing the same attributes and values as the footwear collections, Aquila Menswear embodies considered design and construction process’ whilst using premium quality fabrics mostly sourced from Italian and European mills that supply to some of the best luxury brands globally.

At the heart of the range lies a tailored product offering comprising a collection of suiting in the finest wool, fashion and dress shirts, knitwear, pants, and limited edition seasonal pieces, all with the utmost attention to detail merged with careful consideration to our client’s needs.



Accessories has been a growing addition to the Aquila range and has become an integral part of the complete product offering. Our accessories are considered essential, convenient and complementary to a complete outfit as we continue to expand and develop the range.

In addition to quality essentials such as silk ties, pocket squares, shoe care kits and socks, is also a comprehensive selection of premium leather belts, leather bags, and tech accessories, all delivering Aquila’s signature craftsmanship and quality.