Spring is for suede, easy as that. All you need in your wardrobe – aside from welcome floral hues – is a pair of brown suede shoes, and you are covered for all occasions. A new silhouette of shoe that has become a mainstay in men’s closets recently has been the Chelsea Boot. A great pair of these comes from NYC based shoe company, Jack Erwin.
I opted for the Chocolate brown in suede, rather than than the waxed up brown and black calfskins. Crafted in a 100% suede upper and fully lined leather/padded insole, these shoes are not only one of the comfiest heels I’ve clicked and clacked along the streets of NYC, but also one of the more versatile ones, rambling well under cuffed selvedge and tailored trousers. These Blake-constructed boots were handcrafted in Spain, evident in such adornments as the hand-stitched rubber outsole.
Running around from borough to borough is a treacherous test of any shoe and the Ellis never faltered. From rushing through SoHo to catching the F-Train in the Lower East Side, these boots kept me on my feet all day. It’s safe to say these boots passed with flying colors.
April and her showers are over. Time to ditch the galoshes, give your wax kit a break, and take Chelsea out to town.