‘Chapal’ back in vogue due to retro appeal

Traditional footwear: Azmi, seen here at a Ramadan booth in a shopping mall, says his ‘chapal’ has been a hit among younger customers this festive season. — ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

BUTTERWORTH: The trend of wearing chapal (traditional Malay sandals) has been making a comeback, especially among the younger generation.

Chapal maker Azmi Jaafar, 45, said the chapal is no longer seen as old-fashioned footwear worn by older men but have become part of chic Malay attire during festive seasons like Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

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