Johnny Moke 1945-2009

I was sorry to hear of the death of Johnny Moke, one of London’s best-loved shoemakers last week. Moke’s cult shop in World’s End outlasted most of the independent King’s Road boutiques up until rate rises forced him out of in 2002. As more and more chains moved into the King’s Road, it was always nice to see Moke’s ever-changing window displays standing out amongst a streetscape of Next, M&S and Gap uniformity. There is a brilliant biog of Johnny Moke over on The Look

[Pic: The Look]