CrookhornDavis was founded in 1948 by World War II veteran Joseph Joanidy as the French American Group. The company was an importer of fine men’s accessories produced in France and sold under the brands L’Aiglon and Dore’ Dore’. Over the next 20 years, Joanidy traveled city to city growing the brand and distributing to only the finest stores such as Barneys, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Sensing a need to keep up with current trends, in 1968, Joanidy recruited Edmund Crookhorn & Nick Davis who quickly worked their way up the ranks of the company. When Joanidy retired in 1978, Crookhorn and Davis acquired the French American Group and relaunched it as CrookhornDavis. In 1988, Edmund Crookhorn acquired 100% of the company. In 1994, Michael Crookhorn joined the company and CrookhornDavis remained a strong luxury brand into the new millennium. Phoenix Leather Goods, known for its accessory outlet,, sensed growing consumer demand for high end men’s accessories. In 2016, PLG acquired the rights to the CrookhornDavis brand and hired Michael Crookhorn to modernize CD with a mix of exclusive accessories including belts, braces and headwear scheduled to debut throughout 2017.