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.