Mr. Delman Has Announced That He Will Take Action Against Anyone Copying His Ideas And Styles…Retail News Of The Week, Saturday, January 19th, 1929.
November 25, 2014 § Leave a comment
Design by Henry Dreyfuss for Delman Shoe Company, 1929 (Cooper-Hewitt) Courtesy:Smithsonian Institution.
Now I had patented that design, but first thing I knew everyone started to copy it. All Manufacturers. But we did a lot with it. You had to sue them and we didn’t have that much money. We were a small company, see? Cost you and dragged on for 2 or 3 years. By the time the trial comes up the style is all gone, over. Wasn’t worth it. After a while I stopped patenting styles. It didn’t pay. – Ben Benjamin
November 24, 2014 § 1 Comment
Vigevano is known as the shoe capital of Italy.
November 23, 2014 § Leave a comment
November 22, 2014 § 1 Comment
A cobwebbed window in a ramshackle store located in a nondescript Buenos Aires suburb. Adidas expert Gary Aspden animatedly recounts the moment a friend emailed him this photograph. “The shop window was stacked floor to ceiling with old blue Adidas boxes. Stuff from the ’78 Argentina World Cup and before. I started having palpitations.”
theguardian.com Photographer: Neil Bedford