A Bit of Purple Action – Clarence Clifford….
For awhile there had been some rustling noises about the old Edward Green factory being occupied by a new and upcoming brand. That brand (at first) consisted of Cliff Roberts and a gentleman by the name of Clarence Thompson and it’s name was Clarence Clifford. Since that time it would have appeared that some of the parties involved decided that the venture was not for them and thus went their own way. But the brand was apparently still living on, producing samples and interesting pieces of footwear that would ideally set the backdrop for their upcoming line. As I had met Mr. Thompson and was eager to see the realization of his ideas in the footwear industry, I eagerly awaited the launch. However, a year has nearly passed and I can’t say that I have seen any progress, which is a shame really as I have been anticipating a new player on the scene, making hand-lasted, sharp bevelled waist and fiddleback soled shoes…..Nevertheless, during the time of hyping the brand, there were a few interesting (and very striking pieces) that I did come across, all involving the royal color of purple. Hopefully this pause in production is only a short pitfall and that we as the public can expect some greats things to come from this new upcoming brand….