L 4 Leather is the new representative in Ireland for Jacobson Footwear, replacing Kevin Cooke, who has retired after 50 years in the footwear industry. Damien Mahon will handle Jacobson's products for L 4 Leather, which is led by John McHugh. Among the Jacobson brands in Ireland are Odeon, Trueform, Manfield, Dunlop, Lonsdale and Glitterati, a new high-fashion brand.