For the third time, I set the spotlight on some of the finest made shoes you can see today, a collection that Crockett & Jones made for a major international exhibition in 1911. Here I show off a number of models not displayed here before.
The shoes I showed earlier was samples featured in the Crockett & Jones showroom at the Northampton factory, and some others in the stores in London. Now I show some more of the shoes that can be found in glass cabinets in the two stores the brand has on Jermyn Street in London. Such great stuff as this are surely worth all the attention it can get.
The quality of factory-made shoes was excellent around the turn of the turn of the century, and many of the most talented craftsmen worked for the factories. C&J’s factory was one of the great ones also back then, and ahead of a major international craft exhibition in Turin, Italy, in 1911, it was decided they would make a serious effort to showcase its skills. A series of shoes made by hand, with the best leather they could get (at this time material quality was generally much better than it is today), made by their best at the various parts of the making. In other words, they are not representative of what C&J’s factory shoes looked like at the time, but showed what they were capable of.
Enjoy the amazing craftsmanship.
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