AW16 - Hand Grade's New 373 Last
Hand burnished, hand polished. Hand Grade's new 373 lastRead More
Produced in June 2015. Last 373 is a Hand Grade Collection last with a sharp chisel toe, and asymmetric fitting qualities. Sharing a back part with last 363, this last also boasts closer heel clipping reducing slippage, and a slightly narrower waist offering good arch support. With a sharp chisel toe, within the boundaries of English shoemaking, last 373 is a signature for producing the most elegant handmade English shoes of the highest regard. Fitting advice from retail… Last 373 will fit as a more generous version of the 348 last, with the benefits of the sculpted heel part.
An adaptation of the most easily recognisable of all classic styles, the English Oxford. The most formal, elegant of all boots was always a main-stay of the Crockett & Jones Men’s Collections of old. We are able to trace Oxford boots back to the early days of Crockett & Jones, surprisingly of sporting pedigree and intent. The sequence of operations for constructing an Oxford differs to a Derby. The Inside and outside Quarters are stitched underneath the Vamp and the tongue is stitched in separately underneath the Quarters/Vamp/Facing. Often referred to as ‘Closed Lacing’.