It all started in Newark, NJ, a town near the port of Ellis Island, where the vast majority of European immigrants entered the U.S. One of those immigrants was William J. Dudley, a master craftsman schooled in the classic tradition of English shoe making. Filled with hopes of American opportunity, he established the company that became Johnston & Murphy.

The Est. 1850 Collection is a capsule collection dedicated to independent thinkers and style enthusiasts with a fashion-forward attitude. These styles are notable for their unique character, artisanal details and exclusivity. Crafted of the finest materials inside and out, so they feel as good as they look.