Showcasing Premium Quality Brands
To achieve a higher standard of living it often begins with a higher quality mindset. This higher quality mindset can be achieved by presenting oneself with style and professionalism. Being aware of the latest trends and what works for you and your body type is key. By focusing on the finer details, you can inspire others to rise to a better level. John Craig brings you premium local and international brands – all a cut above the rest. You will experience a seamless shopping experience at John Craig as our staff know just what you are looking for. We believe in affordability without compromising on quality.
Today we showcase some of our favourite locally and internationally renowned brands.
Proudly South African – DAKOTAS
Wearing a pair of DAKOTAS is authentic South African fashion, worn with pride and honour. It’s safe to say that the DAKOTAS name has a deep and illustrious history. Since its debut in 1980, DAKOTAS has been a favourite among fashion-conscious and sophisticated South Africans. Docksider moccasins have become a South African favourite and having a DAKOTAS in one’s wardrobe makes for a man with great dress sense. These shoes are essentials, they have crisp lines with high fashion style, and offer superior comfort. Premium quality while still preserving authenticity makes for a great wardrobe addition.
Sophisticated and Elegant – Florsheim
Florsheim has been making quality men’s shoes for more than 120 years. Founded in 1892 by a father-son duo in a small Chicago factory, the brand has been associated with sophisticated elegance and quality craftsmanship since the beginning. Today, the brand continues to apply those same values to its collection. Make the Florsheim premium sneaker or fashion boot your first choice for work or the weekend, perfectly complementing your favourite pair of jeans or chinos.
Function Meets Fashion – G.H Bass & Co
George Henry Bass established G.H. Bass & Co. in 1876 with the fundamental goal of “making the greatest possible shoe for the function for which it was designed.” In 1936, the company put a fashionable twist on a Norwegian farm shoe built for “loafing in the field,” the fondly named Weejuns were introduced as the world’s first penny loafer. Weejuns have been worn by presidents and Hollywood superstars alike and have become a fashion standard for some of the most influential subcultures in history. Weejuns are ethically manufactured in GH Bass’s El Salvador factory, using the same time-honoured processes pioneered in 1936.
Pioneering Fashion – GANT
GANT is the original American fashion label with European finesse, delivering high-quality apparel and accessories. Founded in 1949 by Bernard Gantmacher, the company was known for their shirts, and the brand has never stopped reinventing since. GANT is for the sophisticated buyer who appreciates the correct roll of a collar and high quality fabric is only used in the manufacture of a GANT shirt. Fashion-forward South Africans are fans of the bright colours which the brand pioneered. For decades the plain white shirt had reigned supreme in menswear, but that changed forever with the introduction of GANTS’ vibrant colour explosion.
Seductive Aesthetic – Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive aesthetic. They seek to thrill and inspire their audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses. Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, they have built their reputation as a leader in American fashion through a clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Calvin Klein elevates everyday essentials to globally iconic status.
The rigor of the minimalism is used always in the service of sensuality, creating a canvas that offers the possibility of limitless self-expression. They believe there is beauty and grace in understatement. Strip away embellishment and ensure the refinement, purity and pursuit of simplicity. Strip back to bare essentials.
Classic Sophistication – Pringle of Scotland
Pringle of Scotland is known as the iconic birthplace of the British knitwear industry. Founded in 1815 by Robert Pringle, the company began as a manufacturer of hosiery and underwear and has been knitting cashmere since the 1870’s and was one of the first brands to introduce knitwear as outerwear in the early 1900’s. Since then it has become a lifestyle brand synonymous with class, sophistication and a strong heritage.
The Ultimate Boat Shoes – Sebago
Sebago is an American Maine-based company creating boating and deck shoes, as well as dress shoes. Sebago was founded in 1946. During the 1980s, the Sebago “Docksides” become a fashion trend at universities and high schools across the United States, as it was mentioned in The Official Preppy Handbook. In 1981, Sebago “Campsides” (a type of blutcher moccasin, which, like docksiders, are traditionally worn without socks) were introduced. Sebago shoes have always been and will only ever be crafted by the hands of expert shoemakers, meticulously selected based on stringent standards in order to ensure the highest quality results, endless style, comfort and durability.
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John Craig is a men’s apparel company that offers premium quality brands – from smart to casual. As a fashion-forward gent, you can be sure to get the latest in quality apparel, footwear, and accessories. You’ll always be the Man at his Best with John Craig. Check out our store list to find one near you.