A Fine Man Once Said:

"Part of the 10 million I spent on gambling, part of it on booze, and part of it on women. The rest I spent foolishly."

- George Raft

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Walking Tour (Part Two): The Shoe Dept. at Barneys New York

The Crockett & Jones display at Barneys New York

          Part One of The Walking Tour left off at John Lobb's Madison Avenue shop. In Part Two, we'll proceed south along Madison and pop our heads into Barneys New York, before continuing west to Fifth Avenue where we'll stop at Bergdorf Goodman and Crockett & Jones in Part Three.

          From Lobb, walk south along the west side of Madison Avenue to 61st street. Barneys New York is located at 660 Madison Avenue, which is between 60th and 61st streets. Barneys is a large department store with a wide selection of menswear. Come in through the entrance on the 60th street side and you'll walk right into the men's shoe section. Barney's shoe department probably has one of the more eclectic selections of men's shoes in the city. In terms of selection, it's right up there with Saks or Paul Stuart. (Of course, none of these shops can compare to Leffot, but then again, who does?)

More of the C&J display at Barneys.
Now is probably a good time to apologize profusely for the crummy iPhone photos . . .

A close-up of the C&J display

Some captoes and wingtips from C&J at Barneys

The Alden display at Barneys.
I've never been a big fan of their lasts, but there is definitely a large
following for what many consider to be the last great American-made shoe.

Berluti's absolutely insane wholecut with  burnished hieroglyphics :-)

More Berluti wholecuts sans hieroglyphics

          From  Barneys, we'll exit via the 60th street entrance and walk west towards Fifth Avenue. In Part Three of The Walking Tour, we'll stop in at Bergdorf Goodman and the Crockett & Jones shop.

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