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Clarks men’s edit | Clarks Blog. Our first ever dedicated men’s showcase has closed its doors but luckily we took some time to film the pop-up store in all its vintage glory. Located in the heart of Neal Street, Covent Garden, The Men’s Edit store hosted events with traditional shoe-shining, gourmet street food and craft beers on tap. Throw in the hand-picked edit of Clarks men’s shoes, including the ground breaking collaboration with Norton Motorcycles, and you’ve got a winning combination. Now, on to the next one… To celebrate the launch of our Men’s Edit store in Covent Garden, blogger and photographer Garcon Jon photographed and interviewed four London gents in their favourite AW14 Clarks shoes. See the full interview with artist Abo Akin here and take a look at the boots he’s wearing, the Frelan Rise, here.

For more information on our first ever Men’s only store in Covent Garden click here. WHAT: Our first ever pop-up store dedicated to sartorial styled and fashion forward men’s shoes and boots. Opening hours: Halberstadts share plans for downtown store. A new men's clothing concept from the owners of Halberstadt Co. will open downtown this spring. 1 of 7 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions J.H.

& Sons will renovate the former Susanne's on Phillips at 216 S. "We've been looking at downtown for a couple years now and love that space, absolutely love downtown," owner Jeff Halberstadt said. Halberstadt's son, Jaime, joined the business full time about six months ago and will run the downtown location. "We're planning to put a ton of work into it, but just on its own it already has character," Jaime Halberstadt said.

J.H. & Sons will offer a combination of traditional men's clothing and what Jeff Halberstadt calls "a bit more edgier but not a trendy T-shirt store. " "It's the next generation," he said. Canfield Business Interiors is designing the new space. The back of the store will have more of a refined look "but still very accessible with more tailored clothing, suits, jackets and slacks," he said. The plan is to open by April 1. Tailor Thom Sweeney to open second store. Zara to open menswear store at Bullring. Three Ways to Reinvent Retail for Men. INTERVIEW: To infinity and beyond. Independent menswear chain Infinities has revamped its Hanley, store and opened its 11th outlet, its first dedicated footwear fascia, called Resole, also in Hanley. The revamp will see the retailer extend the amount of space dedicated to Paul Smith, while Resole offers premium sneaker and streetwear brands.

Company director Andrew Scott spoke to Petah Marian about the plans and what’s selling well. Menswear Insight: What’s selling well at Resole? Andrew Scott: In terms of footwear, which is Resole’s primary focus, Nike is doing really well, Adidas Originals is number one, it seems to have a bit of a northern fan base. There’s a lot of the Reebok classic vibe coming through with a lot of white. The Workout + styles are doing well. MI: What about Infinities? Story continues below MI: How are you performing compared to last year? MI: What are your expectations for Christmas?

MI: What brands are you excited about for SS15, are you taking on any new brands? When you visit this men's boutique, it's best to mind your Ps & Qs. Q: Startup money? A: I have three partners and we all worked full-time and were living in New York. I was the first to leave and opened a men's [sneaker-and-streetwear] shop in Chinatown in 2008 called Abakus Takeout. We closed it in 2013. Q: What are your best-sellers and what do they cost? A: Norse Projects from Copenhagen is a popular brand and our top-seller.

They have a rain jacket made of 100 percent PVC [a shiny, plastic-like material] that keeps you dry and sells for $275. Another brand is a bag company called Topo Designs, from Colorado. Q: Typical customers? A: It could be an 18-year-old female buying a Topo bag or a 45-year-old male buying a Norse Projects jacket. Q: What differentiates your shop from others? A: There are a whole bunch of different things on South Street, and the majority are independently owned. Q: The name? A: Ps & Qs is probably the best name I ever came up with. Q: What's been the biggest challenge growing the biz? A: Educating people about price and quality. Clarks to open The Men's Edit pop-up. Opening for three weeks in Seven Dials on Wednesday (23 October), the store will stock an edit of the retailer’s autumn/winter 2014 collection.

Clarks has promised the store will feature a completely unique design inspired by shoemaking craftsmanship and contemporary design. It will also host an event in partnership with Shortlist magazine and the publication's digital product Mr Hyde on 30 October. The drinks reception will feature an in-store shoeshiner and attendees will be given a free gift with purchase.

Clarks, which said the pop-up is part of its many ‘brand-building’ exercises this year, worked with PR agency Portas to plan the creative for the store. Alison Sudbury, Clarks’ head of marketing UK and ROI, said: "We’re thrilled to announce the opening of our first dedicated menswear pop-up. As we continue to invest in elevating the menswear brand and showcasing our style credentials, the opening of this standalone pop-up is an important move for us as a brand in the UK and ROI. Ubiq Philadelphia. It is risky to try to express luxury for an 18-28-year-old, wealthy male audience - and not turn them totally off. Rafael de Cardenas of New York's Architecture at Large took on this challenge with the rebuilding of Ubiq Philadelphia, the destination of choice for sneakerheads from far and wide. As sneakers and streetwear do not lend themselves all that well to wine-colored velvet or chandeliers, de Cardenas approached the redesign of the large store with a cold and bold, simplified black-and-white palette.

Hard, black-lacquered surfaces, op-inspired patterns, harsh lighting and simplified displays mix with beautiful detailing and white ceilings and floors. Thrown into the mix is a posh back room, where streetwear is displayed in a traditional gentlemen's tailor room complete with dark-wood panels, antique furnishings, restored Victorian plasterwork and a magnificent, restored mahogany fireplace. Stores. Those of us who are tired of throwawayism and of pointlessly amassing closetfuls of disposable footwear, are starting to pay serious attention to the kind of shoe quality that only true expertise and attention to detail can produce.

Voting with our wallets, we’d rather shop once a year and obtain something that is beautiful, durable and worth the high price, than keep throwing our money – and shoes – away season after season. Traditional men’s shoe makers Joseph Cheaney and others like them are thriving today because they give us what we want. If you have been making fine men’s’ shoes since 1886 in Northamptonshire, the region known for high-quality English shoemaking, you have the history, traditions and expertise to claim top-price for your product today. The brand is thriving not just in London, where five stores have opened in five years, but also in China, Japan, continental Europe and Russia. The front of the store highlights the factory and the process of making each pair. Ne.Sense Taipei Store Opening Recap. Helmed by three brothers with a passion for simple and functional designs, the vision of Ne.Sense emerged in 2013 and has come to full fruition with the unveiling of its first brick and mortar in its hometown, Taipei.

Pivoted by quality, Ne.Sense looks to fashion as a language to communicate its message – that style can’t be bought but only attained via one’s lifestyle and virtuous outlook. Stocking acclaimed international brands — such as Stampd, SECOND/LAYER, 424 Fairfax — alongside fledgling labels from the Asia-Pacific region, Ne.Sense bridges the gap between the East and West while broadening the perspective of local fashion aficionados with upcoming trends.

Inspired by the five elements of Chinese philosophy: water, fire, wood, metal and earth, the impressive interior of Ne.Sense also deserves recognition. It employs concrete slabs and exposed brickwork alongside geometric wooden panels. Magnetic hangers offer riffs of modernity and complement the minimalist interior.