Clarks in Jamaica

Fingers, Al

Published by One Love Books, 2012
ISBN 10: 0956777333 / ISBN 13: 9780956777331
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First edition. Long odd inscription to my "first ex wife" on title page, previous owner name to front endpage, no other markings. Illustrated throughout. An interesting look at how Clarks shoes became the footwear of Jamaica with dozens of photos of Reggae and other musicians and luminaries throughout. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In Jamaica, Clarks are loved like no other brand. They are the island's ruling name in footwear - the "champion shoes” - and it has been that way for as long as anybody can remember. Including current and historic photographs, interviews and previously unseen material from the Clarks archive, and with particular focus on the musicians who have worn and sung about Clarks through the years, this book explores how footwear made by a Quaker firm in the quiet English village of Street, Somerset came to be the "baddest” shoes in Jamaica.

About the Author: Al Fingers (AKA Al Newman) was born in London, England, where he lives with his wife and family. His previous books include DPM, An Encyclopedia of Camouflage, published by Maharishi (2004), Fashion A-Z, An Illustrated Dictionary, published by Laurence King Publishing (2009) and Greensleeves, The First 100 Covers, published by Stüssy (2010).

Mark Read is a documentary/portrait photographer whose work has been published in National Geographic, Time Magazine, the Guardian, the Sunday Times and the Saturday Telegraph.

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Title: Clarks in Jamaica
Publisher: One Love Books
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Illustrated Boards
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.

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