Recode contributor James V. Allen is a former chief executive officer of J. Crew, the upscale apparel and accessories retailer that is now owned by the Gap Inc. He’s also a blogger and speaker.
He covers fashion, technology, and consumer products for the blog TechCrunch.
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Allen is the author of “The Leather Man” (Simon & Schuster).
He also hosts a weekly podcast, The Leather Podcast.
The podcast features interviews with the men who make and own the best leather wallets on the market, as well as stories and insights into the world of men’s fashion.