Jack Erwin NYC Fitting Room

The well-priced, men's formal footwear purveyer opens their first brick and mortar

In the world of men’s formal footwear, few brands offer worthwhile options for under a handful of hundreds. NYC-based Jack Erwin hopes to change this. With three collections spanning brogues, loafers, wingtips and boots, the one-year-old brand delivers a refined selection of finely crafted (in Spain) shoes for around $200. To build on their direct-to-consumer approach, the formerly web-only brand has this week branched out …

Benjo’s Colored Pennies

Color-coated pennies for loafers from the "colored lace guy"

A real estate developer by trade, Ben Hertz navigates traditional style with subtle ways to break the mold. His company, the Minneapolis-based Benjo’s, made waves in the style world when it released colored laces for shoes and boots. The idea came to Hertz when he snapped a pair of laces in Rome and found a bright red replacement near the Spanish Steps. Later, Hertz realized …