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Crockett & Jones

Makers of Fine Shoes Since 1879

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.

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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.

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Northampton
England

Makers of fine shoes
since 1879

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1879

AND SO THE STORY BEGINS…

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.

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1890 - 1891

A NEW CHAPTER

Crockett & Jones moved into larger premises on Magee Street, Northampton, where the company still resides to this day.

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1890’s

SONS OF THE FOUNDERS

Harry Crockett, Fred Crockett and Frank Jones (all sons of the founders) join the company.

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1900

WORLDWIDE EXPORTING

Crockett & Jones exported to Argentina, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, USA and, later, Egypt, the Far East and India.

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1910

EXPANSION

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.

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1911

WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION

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.

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1912

MR PERCY

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.

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1914

SHACKLETON

Crockett & Jones footwear was used for the 2nd time on the Shackleton Endurance Expedition.

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1914-1918

WWI

Crockett & Jones manufactured boots for the British Army throughout World War I.

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1924

ROYAL PATRONAGE

Crockett & Jones was honoured with Royal Patronage in 1924 - a visit to the factory by the Duke of York (later King George VI).

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1927

3RD GENERATION

Gilbert Jones, son of Frank Jones, joined as the first of the 3rd generation.

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1935

EXPANDING ONCE AGAIN

A second wing was added to the factory. The main entrance was moved from Magee Street to Perry Street.

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1947

MR RICHARD

Richard Jones, son of Percy Jones, started in the family business.

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1950-1960

NATIONAL ADVERTISING

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.

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1977

MR JONES

Jonathan Jones, son of Richard Jones, joined the company as the first member of the 4th generation.

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1990

QUEENS AWARD

Crockett & Jones received the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement. In commemoration to the Silver Jubilee of the Queen’s Award Scheme.

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1997

JERMYN STREET, LONDON

An retail legacy begins… the first Crockett & Jones retail shop opens in Jermyn Street, London..

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1998

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.

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2000

ROYAL EXCHANGE, CITY OF LONDON

A 2nd London shop was opened in Royal Exchange in the City of London.

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2001

BURLINGTON ARCADE, LONDON

An historic location that dates back to 1819, the Burlington Arcade was the perfect location for our 3rd London shop.

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2005

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.

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2006

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND

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.

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2008

RETAIL EXPANSION, BRUSSELS

Crockett & Jones opened a shop on Rue de Namur in Brussels.

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2010

A RETAIL MILESTONE, NEW YORK

The first Crockett & Jones shop in New York was opened at 7 West 56th Street.

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2011

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.

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2012

KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON

Crockett & Jones open their 5th standalone shop in London and 10th worldwide in Knightsbridge.

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2012 II

JAMES BOND, SKYFALL

Crockett & Jones proudly supply 4 styles for the James Bond film SKYFALL and gains further worldwide recognition.

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2013

ROYAL PATRONAGE

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.

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2014

CANARY WHARF, LONDON

Crockett & Jones opened their 6th London shop in the heart of Canary Wharf’s Cabot Place.

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2015

WOMENS COLLECTION

A new Ladies Collection is launched and William Jones, Jonathan’s son, joins the company.

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2015 II

JAMES BOND, SPECTRE

Once again, Crockett & Jones is pleased to supply a selection of styles for a James Bond film. SPECTRE.

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2016

LE MARAIS, PARIS

Crockett & Jones announces the opening of its latest shop in the heart of Paris in Le Marais region.

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