Origins of... The Oxford
The quintessential of all classic styles, the elegant English Oxford...Read More
Produced in November 2004. Last 348 is a versatile Main Collection last with a square toe. It is arguably the most important last that Crockett & Jones has developed in recent times. Dating back to 2004, last 348 became the most forward thinking last of a generation of shoemakers, setting Crockett & Jones apart. Housing the largest collection of styles, 348 has become an icon in itself. In 2012, last 348 cemented itself into Crockett & Jones’s legacy as the choice last for James Bond’s SKYFALL followed by SPECTRE three years later.
The most easily recognisable of all classic styles, is the elegant English Oxford. A formal style that dates back over two hundred years, it is thought to have been named by the students at Oxford University, although it is almost certain that the style predates this ‘naming’ further still. 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’.