The Details - Cora
Recently described by the Gentleman of Jermyn St as being ‘A shoe so sumptuous they could easily adorn those delectable tootsies of Daisy Buchanan the main squeeze of the Great Jay Gatsby’ is Cora. Cora is an unlined Women's style made from the finest Ivory calf skin and complimented by playful ivory satin laces. The perfect Ladies lace up Oxford.
From The Archives - 1940
Opposite is Model No. LU31-01 (as feminine as it get is the 40's), a Crockett & Jones Women's Oxford style, in a beautifully hand-illustrated catalogue dating back almost 80 years. Made on Last L442, this style is said to have had superior fitting qualities… Something we continue to this very day. "The essential feature of the styles shown on this page is the 'Straight Inside Line Principle' of the L442 last. The illustration above indicates clearly the importance of this from a fitting point of view."
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