The Shoemaker and the Tailor

Run Productions, a video production company based in the heart of London, created a series of visual portraits of Clarks crafts-men and paralleled them with similar crafts such as tailoring, bookbinding, and a surfboard maker. This portrait in their Art of Craft series weaves the stories of a Clarks shoemaker with a Henry Poole & Co. tailor. The skill, hard labor, and love that goes into their crafts is unrivaled by few. Clarks' desert boot is a menswear classic—we wear a couple pair in chocolate and tan suede. English shoemakers since 1825, they are still family-owned to this day. That in and of itself is a testament to the commitment and art of a craft.