When I started Crane Brothers I never dreamed that the business could be as successful as it has become.
Tonight we are having an evening for Sydney based clients in our new showroom that has just opened. Today has been busy with staff conducting fittings and we have a full diary for tommrow as well.
This morning when I woke up 2 hours earlier than normal and planned my day and cleared overnight emails it dawned on me that there was a lot going on; Yesterday I met with GQ and Manuscript and today started by being shot for an editorial feature by Sydney based photographer Guy Coombes, who ironically never shot me whilst based in New Zealand. We are getting great media interest and support in Australia which is exciting for the brands expansion.
Next week we re launch Gubb & Mackie with a brand new website we have been developing as well as starting on Winter 2013, it feels like we just had 2012.
It is beginning to feel like everything in my head is starting to take shape and after 12 years of risk taking, breath holding and mistakes that things are starting to click. I am proud of the Crane Brothers brand, our staff, our stores, our clothes and our reputation
For many of us, what we wear day-to-day is becoming more relaxed - and if you’ve traditionally been a steady dress shirt wearer, this can pose something of a challenge. At Crane Brothers we’re often asked what are some key pieces to consider building a contemporary wardrobe around, especially with this new paradigm in mind...
John Rykenberg ran a store front and photography studio of Auckland photographers from the late 1950s through until the late 1970s. During that time the studio captured Auckland's daily life and produced a particularly interesting Queen Street series in the 1960s - it probably comes as no surprise thatthere are road works visible in some of...
The Dambusters were legendary for their wartime heroics and a constant source of inspiration for me as a child, raised on a diet of Commando Comics & Airfix Models.