Crockett & Jones – Hand Grade Collection
FashionBeans are known to have a penchant for luxury footwear, and Crockett & Jones shoes have become our new most coveted. Their use of premium calf skin leathers, asymmetric shaped lasts, extensive hand polishing and fine detailed stitching make for a shoe that is heel and toe above the rest.
Crockett & Jones is the UK’s largest family-owned and run Goodyear welted shoe manufacturer. Burrowed behind the C&J steel gates of its Northampton factory, every pair of shoes are subjected to the same tried and tested Goodyear welted manufacturing process by the brand’s experienced team.
Crockett & Jones’ Hand Grade range is quite possibly one of the finest, highest quality ready-to-wear shoe collections currently available. With an asymmetric last shaped to the natural contours of the foot and supple tannage uppers cut from the finest calf skins, the Hand Grade collection undoubtedly provides one of the best fitting shoes on the market.
In terms of colour ways, C&J’s use of fine aniline dyes in the leathers and extensive hand polishing of the finished footwear creates a rich depth of colour that matures and improves over time. Using ‘Antique Calf’ leather, it undergoes an array of antiquing – the process of applying formulated dyes to the leather – to achieve the distinct and unique shoe colour.
You may be correct in thinking that fit, comfort and style can be found in many shoes the world over, but it is Crockett & Jones’ use of the highest grade materials coupled with its experienced workforce that give The Hand Grade collection its edge. Added to this is a supreme attention to detail; for example, the decision to remove the inside corner of the heel so that it reduces snagging of the inside of your trousers or the use of superior quality lining leather for an improved feel inside the shoes throughout the day. These finer details really make a difference.
Quite simply, the Hand Grade collection is both luxurious and stylish. Durable in its construction and unique in its finishing, it stands apart from the majority of other shoes on the market and is worth the expense affiliated with it.
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