Ben Benjamin, 1934 & Salvatore Ferragamo, 2015.

April 14, 2018 § Leave a comment

After a while I stopped patenting styles. It didn’t pay.   – Ben Benjamin

Salvatore Ferragamo



February 1, 2018 § Leave a comment

Ben Benjamin: “Cause while he met me he didn’t know anything about me, so uh he went and spoke to his old boss about me, and a few other people. His old boss says to him, he says if you two can get along, he says you can be the biggest men in this town in the shoe business. He says you (Ben Schwartz) in the selling end of it and Ben running the factory. He’s a good factory man, designer – but you’ve got to learn to live with one another, and we got a long fine – When I first told him I wanted to get out, he says no, he wouldn’t let me. Now in all those years, we never had a fight. We never had an argument.”



Steve Madden Buys Schwartz and Benjamin.

December 20, 2017 § Leave a comment

For the record.

Steve Madden Snaps Up Schwartz & Benjamin  FN 1/30/17

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Bebe Schwartz and Ben Schwartz 1972

Ben Schwartz with daughter Bebe

Ben Benjamin 1972

Ben Benjamin (Left)

The Back Story

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge | Structure.

September 1, 2017 § 2 Comments

The Morean Art Center.

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between|At The Met through September 4th, 2017.

May 21, 2017 § Leave a comment

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between

Some Love At H&M.

March 4, 2017 § Leave a comment


Another Beautiful Illustration By Pin Up Artist Alberto Vargas.

May 31, 2016 § Leave a comment

French Inspired circa 1931

French Inspired circa 1931

Source: Vargas, Alberto Vargas and Reid Austin Bell Publishing Company.

Follow Me On Instagram.

May 23, 2016 § 2 Comments

I’m a little late to the party, but finally started using my Instagram account. Please follow me by clicking the instagram logo below.InstagramLogo-730x278



In 1972 the Polaroid Corporation commissioned the Eames Office to produce a film introducing the new and revolutionary SX-70 instant-photography camera developed by Edwin Land.

Good Morning.

June 28, 2015 § Leave a comment


Sun And White | The Shoe Retailer, March 16, 1929.

June 13, 2015 § 4 Comments

1920s Summer Fashion.


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