Last No. 140
Last 140 is a Hand Grade Collection last launched in celebration of our 140th Anniversary. Those of you with a keen eye will note the similarity between Last 140 and Last 330, the original Crockett & Jones Hand Grade Last. You would be correct in thinking the two were linked. 140 is a blend of the 330's fore-part and the favourable fitting of the 363 back-part. resulting in a last with individual character, perfect to celebrate our 140th Anniversary Collection. A Classic English round toe that flows through the joint and into the waist and heel section effortlessly, Last 140 will invariably become a staple of the Hand Grade Collection in years to come.
A Side Gusset Casual is simply a variation of a slip on shoe, but more specifically a slip-on that uses elasticated sides to help the fitting process and increase comfort. Looking back through our archive of catalogues, Crockett & Jones has been producing this style since its inception, pointing towards rumours that this is a style of a handmaker’s origins. Interestingly, although we cannot find further references outside of our archive, our history of side gussets (or faux oxford) also refers to them as ‘Cambridge Side Gussets’ and ‘Clubland Casuals’. Today, they are usually found with a punch cap and vamp, typically worn by financiers in the City.