I bought my first pair of Jack Rogers at the Draper James in Nashville. Last spring/summer Draper James teamed up with Jack Rogers for an exclusive limited-edition collaboration. I really wanted to invest in a pair, but I just really couldn’t justify the price. I was unsure about my size and how it would fit and I just didn’t know how often I would wear them.
I have a hard time pulling the trigger when online shopping, I normally just leave things in my cart for weeks until it sells out then tell myself it wasn’t meant to be.
Flash forward to this year, I had been eyeballing the new arrivals from the collaboration but then again just couldn’t pull the trigger online. While I was in Nashville I popped into the store and instantly saw the shoes and I knew. I told myself “Angela, you’ve been thinking about buying these shoes for over a year just do it already!”
Since I was in person, I felt more confident in what size I needed because I could try them and I could also see how comfortable they were and hey, I didn’t have to pay for shipping!
I was torn between the blue and white seersucker and the seafoam and navy gingham, ultimately I went with the gingham because they felt more summery and I already had a navy and white pair of sandals that I would wear with any outfit I would’ve worn the seersucker ones with.
Jack Rogers Review
Let’s start with sizing, after looking at a lot of reviews people say to size up. I would disagree, I got my normal size and they fit perfectly. The strap across the top was tight at first, but because it’s leather after time it stretched out and formed to my foot perfectly.
Jack Rogers do take a little time to break in but they are super comfortable once you get past the initial period. I suggest wearing them in your house or to the office if you sit all day. This will help them form to your foot. I do not recommend wearing them the first time for something you are going to do a lot of walking in. I promise your feet will thank me!
The price can be a little daunting, but the quality is worth it. The leather detailing and handmade accents really show that there is love that goes into each shoe. I can tell that these shoes are going to last me seasons and seasons to come. So even though it’s an initial investment the cost per wear is going to be well worth your money.
Jack Rogers are a classic southern summer staple and what’s more southern than Reese Witherspoon and Draper James? I’m glad I went with a bold statement for my first pair because I feel like it makes them special when I wear them. If you are considering investing in a pair of Jack Rogers, I highly recommend taking the plunge because you will love them and wear them for years to come.