Jake: Monk Strap


The Monk Strap is the wild-card in our collection. Following in the footsteps of the 11th century monks, this shoe preserves the practicality of its ancestors, but has remained relevant by virtue of its durability and understated grace. Confident in its heritage, the Monk Strap is free to let loose, forget the past and live for the moment.

Our men's dress shoes were conceived in New York City and born in Portugal. Each pair, sent to you in our drawstring duster bag, makes its proud contribution to our inaugural collection and humbly bears the Jack Erwin signature embossed insole and stamped outsole.


  • Full-grain calfskin upper
  • Fully leather lined with padded insole
  • Hand-stitched leather outsole
  • Reinforced stacked heel
  • Single leather strap with buckle
  • Blake Constructed


As a rule of thumb, your Jack Erwins are cut a full size big (sized similar to your other fine European dress shoes), so to get you in the right pair of Jack Erwins, please subtract ONE FULL SIZE from your best fitting, most comfortable US dress shoe.
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