I am Murray Crane

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CRANE ALUMNI
CRANE ALUMNI

It is always good to catch up with ex-staff members whilst travelling and seeing how they are going.

We spend so much time working with these people and its great to remain friends with them all. The Crane Brothers alumni is scattered all over the globe and this trip I caught up with them in Florence, Paris and London.

Isaac Hindin Miller worked for me as a very young man and over the years his eponymous blog Isaac Likes has become a serious and respected venture. He is flown around the world to cover fashion events and paid handsomely for …

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GLOVES
GLOVES

The cold snap took us by surprise so we have restocked on our Cashmere lined leather gloves.

2 colours: Black and Mocca.

Hand made for us in the historic village of Cremnago in the region of Lombardy, Italy.

You can view them here.

 

2 colours: Black and Mocca.

Hand made for us in the historic village of Cremnago in the region of Lombardy, Italy.


TAKE ME TO HOSPITAL
TAKE ME TO HOSPITAL

International business travel can be frustrating, especially when you come from New Zealand, where we are spoilt by the levels of service, that we take for granted.

It is always important to make sure that your accommodation is not only comfortable but that it allows you access to a whole raft of things from luggage storage and reliable internet through to access to good restaurants, office facilities and even simple things like maps or an extra pillow.

Recently I stayed at Hospital Club in London because of reciprocal rights I hold by being a member of The Seafarers Club in …

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MONOCLE
MONOCLE

It was nice to catch up with the team from Monocle at Midori House whilst visiting London. 

It is easy to see why the Magazine looks so great when you are immersed in such a fantastic work environment.

Their offices, cafe and store are all such unique spaces.

We have some exciting updates coming and look forward to sharing these with you later in the year.

For now you can buy all your Monocle products (including the magazine) from the “corner” in our High Street store.


MARWOOD LONDON
MARWOOD LONDON

One of the aspects of my role at Crane Brothers that I enjoy the most is meeting with great people, who like us, are passionate about their products and the processes they utilise.

After my recent trip this was reinforced with visits to a number of the brands we work with including a handful of English companies, producing hand-made items, which are devoted to continuing hundreds of years of tradition to create contemporary accessories such as neckties and jewellery. They include Drakes, Alice Made This, Fox Umbrellas, Cheaney and Marwood London. 

 Marwood work with a handful of artisans including a …

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