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Crockett & Jones makes no compromise when it comes to quality. The company uses the Goodyear Welted construction, a traditional method, invented hundreds of years ago. It’s a time consuming and expensive approach, but the impeccable English footwear is always a gratifying result.
Long Lasting British Brands
Crockett & Jones was founded in 1879 by Charles Jones and his brother-in-law, James Crockett with a £200 grant from the Thomas White Trust. The company offered support to "young men of good character" who wanted to set up a business in Northampton and Coventry.
Northampton was in fact a renowned shoemaking centre in England and by the time Crockett & Jones was set up, independent shoemakers had started to join forces and open small factories.
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Some of the most iconic British shoe styles are the Oxfords and the Brogues. The Oxford shoe was first worn in Scotland and Ireland and The Brogue is derived from the Old Irish word, brog (shoe).
The Oxfords, named after the famous English University, are also occasionally called Balmorals, after Balmoral Castle. The names also vary by country.
Multinational British Brands
The brand is present in most major cities, with 11 Crockett & Jones retail shops (in UK, USA, France, Belgium) and numerous stockists.
Awarded British Brands
The first major award for Crockett & Jones was in 1911 at the International Manufacturing Exhibition of Turin. The company received Diploma D'Onore for design.
In 1924, Crockett & Jones was rewarded with Royal Patronage, as the Duke of York (King George VI) visited their Perry Street factory. James Crockett was also knighted for services to Northampton and the footwear industry.
The company also received the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement in 1990. By that time, Crockett & Jones’s exports were reaching 70% of total production.
Crockett & Jones is also a proud footwear supplier for the Shackleton Polar Expedition, in 1914. A century later, the company still carries on the tradition. In 2015, Crockett & Jones created special pairs of boots for brothers Hugo and Ross Turner to support them on their Mt Elbrus (5,642m) expedition. They use their expeditions as a way to raise money for medical research.
The brand has a wide range of influential clients, from CEOs, Royalty and Government representatives to famous artists. Recently, Crockett & Jones shoes were worn by Daniel Craig in the 2015 Bond movie, Spectre.
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The 23rd Bond Film, Skyfall, featured four Crockett & Jones shoe styles worn by lead character, James Bond (Daniel Craig).
The company also provided footwear for the 24th Bond film, Spectre. The Crockett & Jones Oxfords also appeared in the 2015 British-American action comedy directed by Guy Ritchie, ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’