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Happy St Crispin’s Day

25 October 2011

You knew it was St Crispin’s Day right? Patron saint of shoemakers? Well, the English equivalent is St Hugh, but it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.

The day is being celebrated by Carreducker, or more specifically Deborah Carre, making shoes in the Vigo Street window of Gieves & Hawkes. It’s a wonderful sight – all those slack-jawed yokels streaming past to Abercrombie (and there’s going to be another on the other side of the Row!) gazing in astonishment at this person actually making stuff. Plus Deborah has a top hat on, which helps.

James will be there tomorrow (though without the top hat). Well worth a look and a wave hello.