And you thought there were a lot of choices for oxford-cloth buttondowns? Now there’s another penny vying for your nickels.
A few days ago I spied the recently released Charlie loafer from Jack Erwin when it started popping up on Google ads. I’d never heard of the company and sent a brief message of inquiry. The $175 shoes are designed in New York (not that there’s much to design with a classic like this, save for the shape of the penny slot), and made in Spain. The leather is sourced from France and Italy.
“The Charlie uses a Bologna construction,” the company said, “which is similar to a Blake stitch, making for a lightweight and flexible shoe. We chose a very high-quality calfskin for the loafer and this style is available in cognac, brown and burgundy.”
Oh, and you thought there were a lot of oxfords and pennies out there? How about brands named Jack? — CC