MEN'S SHOES|grid|Men's|Collection|Using only the finest calf leathers from the leading tanneries of Europe, Crockett & Jones shoes are individually crafted on lasts designed to produce the best possible fitting characteristics. Each pair takes up to eight weeks to manufacture in a labour-intensive process involving over 200 highly skilled operations.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-collection-mens-collection-SS22-cornell-group_600x.jpg?v=1646651320@New Season--mens|default|New Season|Collection|Crockett & Jones’s more classic approach to design has paved the way for world recognised English style. With heritage and expertise coursing through the veins of our Northampton based craftsmen and women, our new collections are designed, developed and made to the highest possible standards in our Northampton shoe factory.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-mens-new-season-finchley-dark-oak-ss22_600x.jpg?v=1646651320@The Icons--mens|default|The Icons|...Timeless|Today, our products and their names have become icons, personalities even. They don’t just have relevance, they have become reference points of value and quality – recognisable from Crockett & Jones.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-mens-the-icons-2_600x.jpg?v=1632491648@Main Collection--mens|default|Main|Collection|The Main Collection of Crockett & Jones footwear encompasses a broad range of classic and contemporary styles for men. The assortment of leather and rubber soled shoes and boots are constructed with durable uppers from the finest European leathers including: aniline calf, suede and country grains. This collection presents a wide variety of choice for business, formal and casual wear.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-collection-mens-main-collection_c0615ffc-bb2d-4581-aa58-f6512d1cb291_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Hand Grade Collection--mens|default|Hand Grade|Collection|This unique collection of styles from Crockett & Jones represents the art of shoemaking at its highest level. Asymmetric lasts, shaped to the natural contours of the foot, gives exceptional fitting qualities. Uppers, cut from the finest calf skins with a supple tannage, provide glove-like comfort. They are hand finished to the highest level in a process which lasts up to 10 weeks.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-collection-mens-hand-grade-collection_81f39ebf-2186-4744-81b2-ef163468b579_600x.jpg?v=1611788931@25th Retail Anniversary Collection--mens|default|25th Years|ON JERMYN STREET|13th September 1997, the day on which we opened our first Crockett & Jones retail shop at 69 Jermyn Street, is a particularly memorable event in the annals of Crockett & Jones.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-collection-mens-25-retail-collection_600x.jpg?v=1653326304@Shell Cordovan--mens|default|Shell Cordovan|Collection|The Shell Cordovan used by Crockett & Jones is both unique and exclusive. A traditional and lengthy process of specialist vegetable tanning, hand dyeing and finishing produces the distinctive strong fibre structure and rich shiny texture of Cordovan leather.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-collection-mens-shell-cordovan-collection_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Unstructured Collection--mens|default|Unstructured Collection|SUPERFLEX Sole|Further refining our unlined construction process with a trio of loafers, we have created our first ever UNSTRUCTURED collection. New additions SALCOMBE, SEATON & SOUTHPORT. All styles are Goodyear welted, made in our own Northampton factory.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-collection-mens-unstructured-collection-salcombe-ss22_600x.jpg?v=1646651320@Ivy League Style--mens|default|Ivy League Style|AN ODE TO HERITAGE|Crockett & Jones is relaunching its own sporty, plain front, 5-eyelet Derby… Cornell, an Ivy League Blucher! These are typically broad in the toe, featuring top eyelets.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-collection-mens-ivy-league-collection-cornell-ss22_600x.jpg?v=1646651320@The Black Editions--mens|default|The Black Editions|Collection|We present to you a concept never seen before from Crockett & Jones. An over-sized, ‘Cleated’ rubber sole is showcased using a selection of contemporary black leathers. ‘The Black Editions’ is an audacious collection of English footwear, influenced by Japanese style.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-collection-mens-the-black-editions-collection-aw21-2_600x.jpg?v=1632491647@Ultimate Winter Boots--mens|default|The Ultimate|Winter Boots|Crockett & Jones, makers of ‘more than just’ fine shoes... This Autumn/Winter ‘21 we present something you may not ordinarily associate with Crockett & Jones.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-mens-ultimate-winter-boots-aw21_600x.jpg?v=1631527785@James Bond, No Time To Die--mens|default|No Time To Die|James Bond|Crockett & Jones proudly announces its official partnership with EON productions, the makers of the James Bond films. Crockett & Jones have previously worked with the 007 filmmakers on Skyfall, Spectre and the forthcoming film No Time To Die.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-collection-mens-james-bond-no-time-to-die-2_600x.jpg?v=1632491648@Loafers--mens|default|Loafers|Penny, Tassel...|Loafers have grown from strength to strength over recent years and are the most casual style available from a Goodyear-welted shoemaker such as Crockett & Jones. Today, we have an extensive collection available in Calf, Suede and Grain in both ‘Lined’ and ‘Unlined’ forms.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-mens-loafers_600x.jpg?v=1611788932@All Boots--mens|default|Boots|Derby, Chelsea, Chukka...|The Crockett & Jones boot collection has grown considerably over recent years. Diverse in style and material there are few situations where a pair of Crockett & Jones Boots cannot be worn! This comprehensive collection covers a wide variety of boot styles.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-mens-boots_600x.jpg?v=1611788931@Derby Boots--mens|default|Derby Boots|Cap Toe, Brogue...|The most popular of all the boot styles, a Derby boot is a fully lined, high leg and all together, more substantial boot.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-mens-derby-boots-2_600x.jpg?v=1632497096@Chelsea Boots--mens|default|Chelsea Boots|Suede, Calf, Grain...|Expert pattern cutting, and shoemaking of the highest order, means Crockett & Jones makes some of the finest Chelsea boots on offer today.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-mens-chelsea-boots-2_600x.jpg?v=1632491648@Chukka Boots--mens|default|Chukka Boots|Two eyelet, Three eyelet|It is believed that a Chukka boot has both a sporting and a military heritage. A Chukka boot (or Desert boot) is constructed using three pieces of outer material|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-mens-chukka-boots-2_600x.jpg?v=1632491648@Oxfords--mens|default|Oxfords|Toe Cap, Semi-Brogue...|The most easily recognisable of all classic styles, is the elegant English Oxford, synonymous among the English shoemakers. A formal style that dates back over two hundred years, it is thought to have been named by the students at Oxford University.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-mens-oxfords_600x.jpg?v=1611788932@Derbys--mens|default|Derbys|Brogue, Split Toe...|Derby shoes are possibly the most versatile of all shoe styles, bridging the gap between smart and smart casual wear with ease. Available in great variety, the Derby is also considered to be more comfortable to wear for longer periods of time.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-mens-derbys_600x.jpg?v=1611788932@Monk Straps--mens|default|Monk Straps|Single, Double...|Unbeknown to many, a Monk strap style hosts similar fitting qualities and construction to a Derby. You could think of a Monk style as a ‘modern day’ Derby, of sorts. With open quarters, and a whole cut vamp and tongue, Monk straps (single and double buckle) are remarkably comfortable on the foot.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-mens-monk-straps_600x.jpg?v=1611788931@Velvet Slippers--mens|default|Velvet Slippers|Plain Albert, Embroidered...|The development of the Albert Slipper coincided with the fashion of men wearing smoking jackets at the turn of the century. It is generally agreed that the style was named after Queen Victoria’s consort Prince Albert. Today however, times are very different but the velvet slipper remain as popular as ever.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-mens-slippers_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Driving Shoes--mens|default|Driving Shoes|Elise, Exige...|These soft, unstructured and ultra-comfortable loafers / moccasins were made famous by the Italians in the 1960s. They are typically adorned during the warm summer months, and are often available in bright colours and soft suedes.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-mens-driving-shoes_cb68536a-098e-4c68-9fb7-d359cfb175af_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Unlined Styles--mens|default|Unlined|Shoes & Boots|Our unlined construction process increases flexibility, breathability and comfort, without compromising quality. By utilising only the highest quality leathers with substance that will hold up to years of wear with ease. Unlined styles are perfect for the warmer summer months.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-mens-unlined_600x.jpg?v=1627033171@WOMEN'S SHOES|grid|Women's|Collection|With a long-standing heritage of producing low heeled shoes for Women, dating back to 1920, the new Women's Collection has been developed in-house with quality, comfort and feminine elegance in mind. Encompassing Loafers, Oxfords, Derbys, Monk Strap and Boots.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-collection-womens-collection-all_2_600x.jpg?v=1631527784@Women's Collection--womens|default|Women's|Collection|With a long-standing heritage of producing low heeled shoes for Women, dating back to 1920, the new Women's Collection has been developed in-house with quality, comfort and feminine elegance in mind. Encompassing Loafers, Oxfords, Derbys, Monk Strap and Boots.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-collection-womens-collection_600x.jpg?v=1611788928@New Season--womens|default|New Season|Collection|Crockett & Jones’s more classic approach to design has paved the way for world recognised English style. With heritage and expertise coursing through the veins of our Northampton based craftsmen and women, our new collections are designed, developed and made to the highest possible standards in our Northampton shoe factory.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-collection-womens-new-season-collection-aw21_2_600x.jpg?v=1631527784@The Icons--womens|default|The Icons|...Timeless|Today, our products and their names have become icons, personalities even. They don’t just have relevance, they have become reference points of value and quality – recognisable from Crockett & Jones.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-womens-boots_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Boots--womens|default|Boots|Chelsea, Lace-up...|The Crockett & Jones boot collection has grown considerably over recent years. Diverse in style and material there are few situations where a pair of Crockett & Jones Boots cannot be worn! This comprehensive collection covers a wide variety of boot styles.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-womens-the-icons_600x.jpg?v=1611788929@Loafers--womens|default|Loafer|Tassel, Fringe...|Loafers have grown from strength to strength over recent years and are the most casual style available from a Goodyear-welted shoemaker such as Crockett & Jones. Today, we have an extensive collection available in Calf, Suede and Grian in both ‘Lined’ and ‘Unlined’ forms.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-womens-loafer_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Oxfords--womens|default|Oxfords|Toe Cap, Semi-Brogue...|The most easily recognisable of all classic styles, is the elegant English Oxford, synonymous among the English shoemakers. A formal style that dates back over two hundred years, it is thought to have been named by the students at Oxford University.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-womens-oxford_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Derbys--womens|default|Derbys|Town, Country...|Derby shoes are possibly the most versatile of all shoe styles, bridging the gap between smart and smart casual wear with ease. Available in great variety, the Derby is also considered to be more comfortable to wear for longer periods of time.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-womens-derby_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Monk Straps--womens|default|Monk Straps|Single, Double...|Unbeknown to many, a Monk strap style hosts similar fitting qualities and construction to a Derby. You could think of a Monk style as a ‘modern day’ Derby, of sorts. With open quarters, and a whole cut vamp and tongue, Monk straps (single and double buckle) are remarkably comfortable on the foot.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-womens-monk_600x.jpg?v=1611788931@Velvet Slippers--womens|default|Velvet Slippers|Plain Albert, Embroidered...|The development of the Albert Slipper coincided with the fashion of men wearing smoking jackets at the turn of the century. It is generally agreed that the style was named after Queen Victoria’s consort Prince Albert. Today however, times are very different but the velvet slipper remain as popular as ever.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-womens-slippers_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Unlined Styles--womens|default|Unlined|Shoes & Boots|Our unlined construction process increases flexibility, breathability and comfort, without compromising quality. By utilising only the highest quality leathers with substance that will hold up to years of wear with ease. Unlined styles are perfect for the warmer summer months.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-styles-womens-unlined_600x.jpg?v=1627033171@ACCESSORIES|grid|Belts & Accessories|Collection|The Accessories Collection consists of essential shoe care products that if used regularly, will ensure your Crockett & Jones shoes age well over time. The Belt Collection is made from skins chosen from the very best tanneries in Europe which are specially dyed to exactly complement our footwear.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-belts-all-2_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Calf--belts|default|Calf|Belt|The Crockett & Jones Belt Collection is made from skins chosen from the very best tanneries in Europe which are specially dyed to exactly complement our footwear. Each belt is fully lined, expertly stitched and has a hand-finished buckle of the highest quality.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-belts-all-2_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Suede--belts|default|Suede|Belts|The Crockett & Jones Belt Collection is made from skins chosen from the very best tanneries in Europe which are specially dyed to exactly complement our footwear. Each belt is fully lined, expertly stitched and has a hand-finished buckle of the highest quality.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-belts-all-2_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Grain--belts|default|Grain|Belts|The Crockett & Jones Belt Collection is made from skins chosen from the very best tanneries in Europe which are specially dyed to exactly complement our footwear. Each belt is fully lined, expertly stitched and has a hand-finished buckle of the highest quality.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-belts-all-2_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Shell Cordovan--belts|default|Shell Cordovan|Belts|The Crockett & Jones Belt Collection is made from skins chosen from the very best tanneries in Europe which are specially dyed to exactly complement our footwear. Each belt is fully lined, expertly stitched and has a hand-finished buckle of the highest quality.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-belts-all-2_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Woven Calf--belts|default|Woven Calf|Belt|The Crockett & Jones Belt Collection is made from skins chosen from the very best tanneries in Europe which are specially dyed to exactly complement our footwear. Each belt is fully lined, expertly stitched and has a hand-finished buckle of the highest quality.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-belts-all-2_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Rough-Out Suede--belts|default|Rough-Out Suede|Belt|The Crockett & Jones Belt Collection is made from skins chosen from the very best tanneries in Europe which are specially dyed to exactly complement our footwear. Each belt is fully lined, expertly stitched and has a hand-finished buckle of the highest quality.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-belts-all-2_2e7ab457-a0d9-4a86-92f9-c453f9aec276_600x.jpg?v=1611788930@Saphir Medaille d'Or--acc|default|Saphir|Medaille d'Or|Crockett & Jones only uses the highest quality components combined with the most skilled craftsmanship - a successful recipe for producing beautiful handmade shoes that represent excellent value for your investment. Proper care and maintenance of your shoes will help to ensure their longevity in wear.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-accessories-medaille-dor_065f75a0-dba8-4e96-85b3-47eae99d0fd4_600x.jpg?v=1611788929@Shoe Care Kits--acc|default|Shoe Care Kits|Perfect For Travel|Crockett & Jones shoe care kits come with a variety of shoe care products in a, zip up, leather holdall. Proper care and maintenance of your shoes will help to ensure their longevity in wear.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-accessories-shoe-kit_600x.jpg?v=1611788929@Shoe Trees--acc|default|Shoe Trees|Aid Drying & Reduce Creasing|Shoe Trees are an extremely important part of caring for your Crockett & Jones shoes. Shoe trees have excellent moisture absorbency, gradually dry your shoes from the inside and reduce creasing of the vamp.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-accessories-shoe-tree_13d09d98-55f7-4f5b-99c9-e713cf39e156_600x.jpg?v=1611788928@Shoe Brushes--acc|default|Shoe Brushes|Polishing & Buffing|To properly care for your Crockett & Jones shoes, you should use two or three different brushes. Shoe brushes should be used to remove dust and light dirt from your shoes, whilst you keep others separate for the removal of excess polish after application.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-accessories-shoe-brush_600x.jpg?v=1611788929@Polishing Mitt--acc|default|Polishing Mitt|The Final Buff|A glove like design, made using our high quality dark brown calf suede and genuine lamb’s wool, produces the perfect accessory to give your calf and grain shoes its ‘perfect’ final buff.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-accessories-polishing-mitt_600x.jpg?v=1639646755@Shoe Horns--acc|default|Shoe Horns|Essential|Shoe Horns are equally as important as Shoe Trees & Polish when caring for your Crockett & Jones shoes. A Shoe Horn provides a smooth surface to easily slip your foot into your shoes and thus reducing damage to the heel of your shoes, particularly loafers.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-accessories-shoe-horn_600x.jpg?v=1611788929@Shoe Bags--acc|default|Shoe & Boot Bags|Protection|Shoe Bags should be used to store your shoes to protect them from dust, scratches and light, especially whilst travelling.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-accessories-shoe-bag_600x.jpg?v=1639646755@Laces--acc|default|Shoe & Boot Laces|Replacements|Over time, laces can become frayed and unsightly. Polish aside, a new pair of laces is a great way to give your shoes & boots a new lease of life.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-accessories-laces_600x.jpg?v=1653381355@STORES|gallery|Stores & Stockists||Crockett & Jones’s finest English shoes & boots are stocked by many luxury stores worldwide, including our own flagship retail stores in London, Birmingham, Paris, New York and Brussels.|//cdn.shopify.com/shopifycloud/shopify/assets/no-image-2048-5e88c1b20e087fb7bbe9a3771824e743c244f437e4f8ba93bbf7b11b53f7824c_600x.gif@Our Stores|default|Our Stores||Crockett & Jones flagship retail stores can be found in London, Birmingham, Paris, New York and Brussels. Each store houses a comprehensive collection of Goodyear welted shoes & boots.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-cta-our-stores_600x.jpg?v=1611788927@Stockist Locator|default|Stockist Locator||Crockett & Jones’s finest English shoes & boots are stocked by many luxury stores worldwide, including our own flagship retail stores in London, Birmingham, Paris, New York and Brussels.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-cta-stockists_600x.jpg?v=1611788926@Special Order Service|default|Special Order Service||Crockett & Jones flagship retail shops offer a Special Order service for the customer who wishes to have a pair of shoes or boots made to their own unique specifications.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-cta-special-order_600x.jpg?v=1611788927@SHOE CARE|gallery|Shoe Care||Proper shoe care and maintenance of your Crockett & Jones shoes will help to ensure their longevity in wear. If you follow the guidelines below, there is no reason why your shoes will not last for many years.|//cdn.shopify.com/shopifycloud/shopify/assets/no-image-2048-5e88c1b20e087fb7bbe9a3771824e743c244f437e4f8ba93bbf7b11b53f7824c_600x.gif@Calf|default|Calf||Full grain European calf leather, produces some of the finest shoes in the world. Smart in appearance, smooth calf can be found throughout our collections, and if cared for well will age beautifully.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-cta-shoe-care-calf_fd0f4058-3a5b-4028-850c-122e21c6c50d_600x.jpg?v=1611788927@Suede|default|Suede||High quality suede is far more robust that most might appreciate. Do not be fooled by its velour like finish. Suede is very easy to care for, if you know how…|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-cta-shoe-care-suede_600x.jpg?v=1611788926@Grain|default|Grain||The grain used by Crockett & Jones is embossed, full grain European calf. Of a slightly heavier substance than our smooth calf, grain can better withstand the elements throughout the colder seasons.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-cta-shoe-care-grain_600x.jpg?v=1611788928@Cordovan|default|Cordovan||Cordovan is extremely hard wearing and will get better with age. It has a depth of colour that is difficult to achieve with any other material, but requires a little more care and attention than other leathers.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-cta-shoe-care-cordovan_600x.jpg?v=1611788926@Rough-Out Suede|default|Rough-Out Suede||Our most casual of materials, those who own Rough-Out Suede C&J’s get quite attached to it, but how do you give it the correct care and attention…?|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-cta-shoe-care-ros_600x.jpg?v=1611788927@GUIDES|gallery|The Guides||Crockett & Jones and its products is a vast, but fascinating subject. To understand what lasts, styles, soles and materials go into our product collection, we have created a number of informative guides.|//cdn.shopify.com/shopifycloud/shopify/assets/no-image-2048-5e88c1b20e087fb7bbe9a3771824e743c244f437e4f8ba93bbf7b11b53f7824c_600x.gif@Last Guide|default|Last Guide||Crockett & Jones is well known for its diverse selection of lasts. Once understood, our broad variation lasts can bring much enjoyment to your fitting and purchasing decisions.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-cta-guide-last_5b20697a-1a8f-44a3-8bd9-c85dfdfd9184_600x.jpg?v=1611788928@Style Guide|default|Style Guide||As they say, knowledge is power… Our Style guide gives you a little insight into the different types of English shoes that are available from Crockett & Jones.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-cta-guide-style_02f426aa-c7bc-4fca-9a9a-4c657ccd7c0c_600x.jpg?v=1611788927@Sole Guide|default|Sole Guide||This guide brings together our wide variety of soles on offer, in one place. With the growth of the rubber sole, today, our collection of fine footwear covers an almost unending array of scenarios.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-cta-guide-sole_a5a50166-fa77-4df7-bfa1-3d205250fe58_600x.jpg?v=1611788927@Material Guide|default|Material Guide||‘Leather’ is a vast topic, one that Crockett & Jones takes very seriously indeed. In our opinions, you can only produce high quality shoes by utilising and fully understanding high quality materials.|//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0469/2911/7347/files/menu-cta-guide-material_16df619c-f48e-4266-bd01-5e376bb5e8bb_600x.jpg?v=1611788928@Fitting Guide|default|Fitting Guide||There is never a substitute for trying a pair of shoes on in person. 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History of Retail - Knightsbridge

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This elegant enclave in London’s West End has a reputation for its famous department stores, boutiques and hotels, but that wasn’t always the case…
Crockett & Jones - History of Retail - Knightsbridge

Today, Knightsbridge might be one of London’s most swish shopping districts, but it wasn't always quite so fashionable. Once, it was a sleepy 10th century hamlet that served the religious community of an Anglo-Saxon church. The parish’s name comes in part from its proximity to a medieval stone bridge that used to straddle the river Westbourne, which now runs underground.

The first half of the name is even more intriguing. Legend has it, it comes from a bloody folk tale in which a knight called Sir Knyvett was jumped by thieves, whom (unfortunately for them) he subsequently overpowered and slew on the spot. This self-same spot is recorded as the meeting place of Queen Matilda and a deputation from the citizens of London in 1141, during the civil war now known as cheerily as ‘The Anarchy’. Quite the colourful past.

Thankfully, by the 16th century, the place had shed its reputation as a site for feuding and conflict, and started to move up in the world thanks to its proximity to St James’s Palace. By the mid-19th century, the affluent folk of burgeoning St James’s had spilled out into Knightsbridge, and in 1849 a savvy shopkeeper called Mr Charles Henry Harrod opened a green grocer and tea merchant to cater to the area’s wealthy residents. In the 1860s, his son (also called Charles) took over the reigns and built the giant department store that still stands there today, albeit in different hands.

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Just up the street from Harrods, another bastion of British retail took root at more or less the same time. In 1831, the influx of wealthy West Enders inspired one Benjamin Harvey to establish a linen shop in a terraced house on the corner of Knightsbridge and Sloane Street. He employed an industrious chap called Mr Nichols, whom he evidently took a shine to. Nichols was promoted to a director in 1845 and in 1848 he married Harvey’s niece. In 1889, the company’s modest space was demolished to make way for a new department store capable of competing with neighbouring Harrods, which was going great guns just up the street. The building was designed by C.W. Stephens and by 1894, the Harvey Nichols we know today was likewise open for business.

Of course, Knightsbridge is also home to a fair few luxury hotels; the Mandarin Oriental with its superb afternoon tea, the Wellesley and our personal favourite, The Berkeley, to name a few. The Berkeley is part of the trio of London hotels owned by the Maybourne group, the other two being Claridge’s and The Connaught – easily three of the best hotels in Europe. The Berkeley opened in 1897, and has kept pace with the times ever since. Today, the hotel’s iconic Blue Bar is known for impeccable service, award winning bar staff and an inventive cocktail menu, which changes seasonally with the passing of each new trend in the mixology world. It’s the perfect recuperation point following an afternoon’s shopping.

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Speaking of which, we opened our own shop in 2012 to better serve the well-heeled inhabitants of this elegant enclave, and the well-shod businessmen who work in the locale. Today, our Knightsbridge store is always a-bustle with sharply suited professionals in search of Hand Grade cap-toe Oxfords or Burnished Monk Shoes, and louche locals in search of rubber City Sole loafers and relaxed styles to wear about town. Every now and then, our team might welcome a military man into store too – visiting us from Hyde Park Barracks nearby, home of the Household Cavalry.

We might not sell knee-length cavalrymen’s boots over the counter today, but our Knightsbridge store nevertheless stocks many of our most ‘dressy’ models – perfect for residents who want to wear in fine English shoes that are as stylish as they are practical. Elegant shoes are a fitting choice for such a sophisticated part of town, after all.

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