Northampton shoe manufacturer, Crockett & Jones was founded in 1879, by Charles Jones and his brother-in-law, James Crockett. Today, Crockett & Jones is still run by, 4th generation family brothers, Nick Jones (Production Director) and Jonathan Jones (Managing Director). Jonathan's daughter Philippa is the first of the 5th generation to join the business and has already graduated to Sales and Marketing Manager from originally working within their own retail shops in London.
In 1997 Crockett & Jones began its own retail network under the Crockett & Jones brand that now comprises of 11 shops found in London, Birmingham, Paris, Brussels and New York. In each shop you can find three ranges produced by Crockett & Jones (Hand Grade Collection, Main Collection and Shell Cordovan Collection) and now for women there is a small range of low-heeled shoes and boots, all manufactured using the Goodyear Welted process that Northampton is so famous for.
All Crockett & Jones shoes are 100% manufactured at the Northampton based factory. Shoes are developed by Jonathan and the team of Pattern Cutters before moving through all 7 departments, Clicking, Closing, Preparation, Lasting, Making, Finishing and Shoe Rooms in an 8 week production process.
All components are manufactured at the Crockett & Jones Factory in Northampton. Materials and grindery that Crockett & Jones use during the production process are mainly sourced from the UK and Europe, with some specialist leathers coming from the USA.