Since its creation in 1879, Crockett & Jones has by no means stopped handcrafting its footwear of their historic workshops in Northampton. A solution to perpetuate the know-how of the British model which celebrated its one hundred and fortieth anniversary final yr.
Based in 1879 by two brothers-in-law – sir James Crockett and Charles Jones – manufacturing Crockett & Jones was born at Northampton, historic stronghold of English footwear. The primary is a businessman, the opposite a shoemaker. Their union will give beginning to an extremely profitable shoe manufacturing firm since they’ll inaugurate their first retailer in London in 1997 earlier than opening one other, the next yr, in Paris… Crockett & Jones provides the one of many widest ranges of males’s footwear, particularly a group of spectacular ankle boots accessible in a number of variations: Chelsea boots, derbies (the well-known Coniston) and the long-lasting Chukka. For his or her completely different collections, the model makes use of the most effective supplies: suede calfskin, Cordovan, Russian leather-based, clean or grained… Because of Goodyear stitching, the footwear promise sturdiness and luxury.
The DNA of the home? One distinctive know-how, a continuing consideration to element, high quality and sturdiness. With the added bonus of slightly contact of magnificence british !
A household enterprise
140 years of historical past, inspiration, ardour and craftsmanship have handed by means of the Northampton manufacturing facility. At present, it’s nonetheless underneath the guardianship of the Jones household, whose 5th consecutive era roams the places of work. jonathan jonespresent Managing Director, has a behavior of summing up the philosophy of the home very merely: “ We all the time have one eye on the longer term, however the different is firmly centered on our previous successes… Our intention is to supply the absolute best high quality at the absolute best value”. Having joined the group 40 years in the past, he presently runs the household enterprise surrounded by his kids, Philippa and Oliver, respectively answerable for export and in command of improvement operations.
An anniversary assortment highlighting 3 new fashions
To have a good time this milestone occasion, it was pure to launch an equally distinctive restricted version: The one hundred and fortieth Anniversary Assortment. Thereby, 3 new fashions whose names are impressed by the streets surrounding the Northampton manufacturing facility are mounted on a type created particularly for the event: the Final 140.
We then uncoverPerry‘, a really unique mannequin in black clean calfskin and ‘Magee‘ which mixes a clean patinated calfskin higher with finely stitched Willow Grain gussets and quarters.
Lastly, the ‘Turner‘ seems to be essentially the most dandy pair of the three with its hand-machined buckle… The leathers, finishes and particulars of every mannequin signify the flagship of English footwear and attest to the know-how of the Home.
A personalization service accessible within the Madeleine boutique
Excellent news for creatives. Crockett & Jones provides a customization service permitting you to pick out shapes, colours and leathers, to be positioned in a conventional bootmaking workshop (for made-to-measure), throughout the very coronary heart of its Parisian boutique within the Magdalene. An attractive tackle to find urgently!
Crockett & Jones, 14 Rue Chauveau Lagarde, 75008 Paris. 01 44 94 01 74. All different addresses on www.crockettandjones.fr
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