• The Shoemaker and the Tailor

     

    Run Productions, a video production company based in the heart of London, created a series of visual portraits of Clarks crafts-men and paralleled them with similar crafts such as tailoring, bookbinding, and a surfboard maker. This portrait in their Art of Craft series weaves the stories of a Clarks shoemaker with a Henry Poole & Co. tailor. The skill, hard labor, and love that goes into their crafts is unrivaled by few. Clarks' desert boot is a menswear classic—I wear a couple pair in chocolate and tan suede. English shoemakers since 1825, they are still family-owned to this day. That in and of itself is a testament to the commitment and art of a craft.

    Jun 28, 2013 | Permalink (2) Total Comments

    George Robinson left a comment on 7/10/2013 at 9:00 PM:

    I’m sorry for posting twice, but “you never are your very best, you’re always heading toward it.” Man, if this doesn’t hit you, go sell insurance.


    George Robinson left a comment on 7/10/2013 at 8:57 PM:

    Stunningly compelling. Stunningly compelling. I wish I could say something else, but I can’t.


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