Despite the sweltering heat and delayed subways, we made it up to the J Shoes presentation today, and we're sure glad we did!
While J Shoes may not be an incredibly well-known brand, their soft leather and extreme detailing will make them your go-to label for classic shoes. What's more, the prices are insanely low for such quality, hovering around $150.
The fall line is all about craftsmanship and heritage, an idea that a lot of brands are focusing on to stimulate sales. But J Shoes has the goods to back up its claim. The leathers are hand-treated to create a silky soft texture and an individual color for each shoe. And there are plenty of boots for guys and gals that have a perfect, worn in look, as well as oxfords galore in a variety of dark leathers.
We're obsessed with the low-heeled, lace-up bootie, complete with a stacked, slightly-rounded leather heel and tassels on the shoelace ends. It's tan leather and perfectly practical for everyday--just chic enough to dress up an outfit but not outrageous enough to make you walk home cringing with blisters.
J Shoes also has one of the coolest and most extensive men's lines we've seen in a while, so hop on it boys. The flat boots are perfect for everyday, and with just the right amount of detailing to keep it macho--and fashionable--simultaneously.
Don't trust us? Then trust WILCO. They reportedly wear J Shoes regularly, meaning you can tap along to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot in the same shoes as Jeff Tweedy. If that's not motivation, we don't know what is. Check out the J Shoes online shop to scope the merchandise.