I've worked on my fair share of catalogs. In the last handfui of years I've taken on the responsibility of shooting, editing and laying out catalogs from start to finish myself, occasionally more than one per season.
Layout sample with clothing detail
Denim layout, I've shot denim just about every way I can imagine but this arrangement laid out well.
Another sample layout, this time masked out background for a clean black. Very time consuming and I would do this for about thirty to forty images per season.
I always try to include artwork and layouts that read more interesting than just product shots, this spread was of an L.A. based band the Blackfeet Braves.
Heavy on the post
I shoot, edit and layout the Ambig Zine three times a year, they are 32 pages each. i enjoy making these, i've broken down most of my favorite pages and put them in my "DESIGN" gallery.