The irregular mumblings and musings from the desk of Murray Crane.

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Crane Brothers Est 1999

20 years seemed like a long enough time to wait to add the words established in 1999 to our name.

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Albini is the largest shirting manufacturer in Italy. They were founded in 1876 and went through a period of rapid expansion in the 1990s under Silvio Albini.

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Bresciani Socks

Established in 1970 this Italian company is renowned for its quality and attention to detail.

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Bow Tie Masterclass

Next Thursday evening we are holding a bow tie masterclass in our Auckland store. 

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Wool Mohair Suit

Sometimes the most simple commissions are the ones that end up being the most challenging.

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A Seat at the Table

If you make fine wine, France is the benchmark. Or are they?

On now at the New Zealand Film Festival

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Made to Measure Chino

We can now offer Made to Measure. There are four core colours available garment-dyed in addition to stretch twills, corduroys, and moleskins.

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Split Toe Derby - Blucher

It can be difficult to find a shoe that works seamlessly between a casual and formal wardrobe but the Split Toe Derby does just that.

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Alice Made This Patina Collection

We have received a restock of the Alice Made This Patina Cufflink.

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Sartorial Travel Guide

This great book had its official launch party last week at the Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone.

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Sometimes Always Never

Family feuds over Scrabble set against a background of life as a tailor, this could be an excerpt from my own life.

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London - Alterations and Repairs

We are quite often asked by our British clients about good places to get items valeted or repaired.

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Wedding Planner

Together Journal and An Organised Life have collaborated on a new Planner.

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Sartorial Travel Guide

Simon Crompton is widely regarded as one of the most influential menswear writers. He has published The Sartorial Travel Guide in association with Thames and Hudson.

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Shirt Care

A good white shirt is an indispensable item in any man's wardrobe.

White shirts do need to be looked after. Here are our top tips on how to maintain these.