October 17, 2014 § Leave a comment
The Shoe Shows are where buyers come to see the latest styles for the upcoming fashion season — the two biggest for fall and spring.
I have wonderful memories of meeting my dad for dinner after the shows with fellow shoe people and the banter that went with that. My dad friendly with every mai·tre d’ at every restaurant was greeted by name when we walked through the door. One of his favorite’s, Il Gattopardo, still around today and as a treat he would take us after for ice-cream to Rumpelmayer’s on Central Park South.
My sister recently found this great photo from one of the shows. Obviously taken after a few drinks. I wonder what my dad’s trying so hard to hold on to?
October 5, 2014 § 10 Comments
Left with a treasure trove of film, photographs and newspaper clippings that have no dates or names I think about the thousands of digital photographs sitting in my own computer that need to be labeled. The task so daunting I keep putting it off. I guess the lesson learned from my own ancestors is take the time and do it.
September 30, 2014 § 1 Comment
I designed the shoes and at first I cut them too, and I uh ran the factory, handled everything. I bought the machinery, equipped the plant, set up the plant, laid out the plans. — I invented a lot of things.
Ben Benjamin on starting Schwartz & Benjamin.
September 21, 2014 § 2 Comments
September 20, 2014 § 1 Comment