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Crockett & Jones Footwear: AW13 Collection
Crockett & Jones AW13
WithFashionBeanshaving recently covered Crockett & Jones’ coveted Hand Grade Footwear Collection – currently one of the highest quality ready-to-wear collections on the market – it is no surprise their latest AW13 range is of similar standing.
This season the British Northampton-based brand has introduced new leathers and materials for the uppers and soles of their classic silhouettes. They continue to push boundaries in terms of both design and style, and have improved upon the already renowned levels of craftsmanship one has come to expect from the five generations of the shoemakers.
Today we break down some of the key styles available this year…
Somerville Balmoral Boot
From the aforementioned, critically acclaimed ‘Hand Grade Collection’ comes the ‘Somerville Balmoral Boot’.
With its charcoal suede leg, black calf upper and incomparably luxurious Oak Bark sole this boot oozes elegance and charisma and can be worn effortlessly in both formal and relaxed settings:
Within the classic and contemporary ‘Main Collection’, the ‘Monkton’, available in dark brown calf suede, is a contemporary take on the resurgent monk shoe.
With an elegant square toe last, a single narrow strap and single leather sole, it is ideal for maintaining standards within a casual setting:
Moving from single strap to double strap, the ‘Lowndes’ is the perfect choice for those looking to invest in a double-monk shoe of impeccable quality.
Constructed using fine golf grain leather uppers and a single Dainite rubber sole, this dark brown shoe is a personal favourite amongst theFashionBeansteam:
Cardigan 4 Brogue
No autumn/winter collection would be complete without a brogue Derby shoe or a timeless country boot. The ‘Cardigan 4’, in mahogany burnished calf, offers a more youthful and contemporary take on the traditional Derby brogue.
With its rounded toe, rubber sole and storm welts it breaks away from the rigidity of other brogues on the market and offers a more soft, modernised feel:
The navy blue ‘Coniston’, with its tough looking exterior, rubber sole and ski-hook fastenings offers a rugged yet comfortable solution to battling the elements this season, should one find themselves in such severe surroundings:
Despite the introduction of new leathers and shapes, Crockett & Jones continue to use the same meticulous manufacturing methods from five generations ago.
Using Goodyear Welted construction, this eight week process by highly skilled craftsmen and women ensures whatever the modern twist is, quality and comfort will always remain the same.
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