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November 1, 2019

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Crockett & Jones NYC – Part 1: East 55th St.

(Picture heavy post) It’s been more than two years that I have been in NYC now and I finally just had the chance to visit the Crockett & Jones shop on East 55th st, where I was able to meet the team and take some photographs. Having spent 7 years in London, I was well acquainted with all of their Central London shops, as not only did I walk by them nearly on a daily […]

January 25, 2016

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Crockett & Jones at Pitti Uomo 89

Okay well I am about to commence my posts on what I saw at Pitti now that the sale is coming to a close and things are somewhat quieting down. So get ready for about 10 posts on that. I also wanted to reflect on 2015 which will be a long, dramatic post so also stay tuned for that if you want to hear the nitty gritty. First up is Crockett & Jones who had […]

July 1, 2014

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Barker at Pitti Uomo 86: S/S2015 = COLORS!

  During my tour all of the stalls at Pitti Uomo was a quick pit stop at Barker to see what they were going to be getting up to for the upcoming seasons. It was a nice colorful surprise to see what they had one show, which was an array of shoes that not even I could have thought of. Not only were there loads of bi-colored shoes, but even more so, a good amount […]

January 17, 2014

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Good Photography

I think that good photography is crucial to any product business. A photograph can make or break the look of a shoe. The most beautiful shoe in the world can be made ugly through an unflattering angle or bad resolution or whatever it may be. And on the other hand, even some horrible shoes can be made to look nice with good photography. It’s amazing how popular photography has become in the men’s style industry. […]