Wingtips and a Prayer

By The Editors
October 30, 2013 9:00 am

It’s time to face a harsh reality: no matter how well we protect them, how well we mend their dings and scrapes, this cold and ruthless city will ultimately beat our children down.

We’re talking about shoes here.

And we’re talking about Jack Erwin, a just-launched NYC concern peddling razor-sharp (and affordable) footwear, hosting their first boozy open house this very evening.

JE does their shoe sellin’ direct-to-consumer – which is how you can get kicks like a handmade calfskin wingtip for under two hundred bucks.

So even if the winter weather destroys them, another pair is nigh-well affordable.

JE’s keeping things simple with just five styles. Our favorites:

The Jake

Wickedly streamlined to dial up the office ensemble.

The Abe

Cuffed jeans. Wooly socks. Done.

The Ike

So damn cool we bought it in both colors.

Order online and JE’ll send a return label for multi-size try-ons. But we prefer popping by their Flatiron showroom in person – JE takes visitors any time, and tonight they’re hosting a proper soirée with whiskey, snacks and good old-fashioned chin-waggin’.

Be smart and leave with some new children.

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