Founded in 1879 in Northampton, at the heart of England's most famous shoemaking town, Crockett & Jones specialise in the manufacture of high quality Goodyear welted footwear.
Since 1879 Crockett & Jones has produced some of the world’s finest footwear from their factory in Northampton, the shoemaking capital of England. To this current day, the business is owned and managed by the founding family, who emphasise quality and timeless style above all else.
Crockett & Jones was founded by James Crockett & Charles Jones with a workshop on Exeter Road in Northampton. Later moving to a factory on Carey Street, pictured here.
1890 - 1891
A NEW CHAPTER
Crockett & Jones moved into larger premises on Magee Street, Northampton, where the company still resides to this day.
SONS OF THE FOUNDERS
Harry Crockett, Fred Crockett and Frank Jones (all sons of the founders) join the company.
Crockett & Jones exported to Argentina, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, USA and, later, Egypt, the Far East and India.
A 5-storey wing was added to the factory. With tales of younger Jones’ (to be directors of the company), walking along the steel frame as boys.
Crockett & Jones was awarded the Diploma of Honour for design at the International Manufacturing Exhibition of Turin. Clifden Crockett, youngest son of James, joined the business.
Percy Jones, youngest son of Charles, joined the business. He would go on to work at Crockett & Jones for 67 years making him the longest serving member of the company.
Crockett & Jones footwear was used for the 2nd time on the Shackleton Endurance Expedition.
Crockett & Jones manufactured boots for the British Army throughout World War I.
Crockett & Jones was honoured with Royal Patronage in 1924 - a visit to the factory by the Duke of York (later King George VI).
Gilbert Jones, son of Frank Jones, joined as the first of the 3rd generation.
EXPANDING ONCE AGAIN
A second wing was added to the factory. The main entrance was moved from Magee Street to Perry Street.
Richard Jones, son of Percy Jones, started in the family business.
A strong national advertising campaign was underway with around 80% of the total production sold in the UK. Of the exported production, the majority was shipped to Commonwealth countries.
Jonathan Jones, son of Richard Jones, joined the company as the first member of the 4th generation.
Crockett & Jones received the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement. In commemoration to the Silver Jubilee of the Queen’s Award Scheme.
JERMYN STREET, LONDON
A retail legacy begins… the first Crockett & Jones retail shop opens on Jermyn Street, London..
LA MADELEINE, PARIS
Soon after our first shop, a partnership is struck in Paris to build and strengthen an already growing French market. Crockett & Jones opens a retail shop on Rue Chauveau Lagarde, Paris.
ROYAL EXCHANGE, CITY OF LONDON
A 2nd London shop was opened in Royal Exchange in the City of London.
BURLINGTON ARCADE, LONDON
An historic location that dates back to 1819, the Burlington Arcade was the perfect location for our 3rd London shop.
RIVE GAUCHE, PARIS
Nicholas Jones, son of Richard, joins the company as Production Director and Crockett & Jones opened their 2nd shop in Paris on Boulevard Raspail.
Philippa Jones, daughter of Jonathan, joins the company as the first member of the fifth generation and Crockett & Jones open their first shop in the UK outside of London on Colmore Row in Birmingham, UK.
RETAIL EXPANSION, BRUSSELS
Crockett & Jones opened a shop on Rue de Namur in Brussels.
A RETAIL MILESTONE, NEW YORK
The first Crockett & Jones shop in New York was opened at 7 West 56th Street.
RETAIL FLAGSHIP, JERMYN STREET
Crockett & Jones opened their largest shop to date at 92 Jermyn Street, London to become the new ‘flagship’ for the UK.
Crockett & Jones open their 5th standalone shop in London and 10th worldwide in Knightsbridge.
JAMES BOND, SKYFALL
Crockett & Jones proudly supply 4 styles for the James Bond film SKYFALL and gains further worldwide recognition.
HRH The Prince of Wales visited the factory as part of a two-day nationwide tour of the UK highlighting the importance of encouraging young people into manufacturing.
CANARY WHARF, LONDON
Crockett & Jones opened their 6th London shop in the heart of Canary Wharf’s Cabot Place.
A new Ladies Collection is launched and William Jones, Jonathan’s son, joins the company.
JAMES BOND, SPECTRE
Once again, Crockett & Jones is pleased to supply a selection of styles for a James Bond film. SPECTRE.
LE MARAIS, PARIS
Crockett & Jones announces the opening of its latest shop in the heart of Paris in Le Marais region.
Show Room - 1920
Clicking Department - 1920
Welting Department - 1920
Roughstuff Press Room - 1920
Finishing Department - 1920
Packing Department - 1920
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