- He was determined not to rest until he had founded a line of men’s footwear and based his operations within Canada.It would take another two years before Cesar had all the elements in place.
- In 2010, Cesar met Wade Salchert while working at Whiskey Dix Night Club and shared his idea to create a shoe company. Interested, Wade invited David Lewis to their preliminary meetings and together, the three new compadres started to forge a plan for what would become Jose & Markham.
With the plan in place, the team travelled several times to Mexico, meeting with manufacturers and continuing to develop the business. Over the course of the next eighteen months they worked through the design process for 55 models of men’s shoes which would ultimately become Jose & Markham’s inaugural collection: Fall and Winter 2011.
- The crest in the Jose & Markham logo depicts three letters and a roman numeral: WDCMMXI:
On November 5th 2011, Jose & Markham was introduced to the world with the official launch of Jose-Markham.com as well as the company’s flagship retail location at 73 Princess Street in Winnipeg.
- Today, Jose & Markham continues to develop new and innovative footwear and accessories for men. The goal is to offer a line of timeless and distinctive products suited for modern men who expect world-class quality and value in their own lives and in the products they wear.