Cordonniers Et Tailleurs Freres
Cordonniers et Tailleurs Freres (brothers Shoemakers and Tailors), the title of a religious society founded in France by Henry Michael Buch, a shoemaker, in 1645, They chose as their patron Crispin and Crispinian, two sainted shoemakers. They lived in community, and under fixed statutes and officers, by which they were directed both in their temporal and spiritual concerns. The produce of their labor was put into a common stock to furnish necessaries for their support; any surplus was distributed among the poor. The society became extinct in the French Revolution.