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October 21, 2020

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Crockett & Jones A/W 2020 Collection – ‘Smart Casual’

The Crockett & Jones A/W 2020 collection is impressive, to say the least. It’s vast with an option for everyone and some pretty tasty new models, in particular the new strap boot, the Aldershot. So let us take a look at a collection that became very different from what they thought it would be prior to the world change, but had to take a turn into a new direction with all that is going on […]

September 21, 2020

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The Brown Suede Derby Boot

I like the Sun but I am not a Summer guy. Growing up in Seattle the most beautiful season there is easily Autumn and the weather all year round is most similar to Autumnal weather in any regular city that does not rain 50% of the time. With that in mind, Autumn has always been my favorite. Sartorially, it has been mainly for two reasons. 1. I love boots. And 2. I love to layer […]

February 10, 2020

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Crockett & Jones Cottesmore – A Suede Jodhpur Setting the Bar!

I have never believed that a boot needed to be worn only through the months of Autumn/Winter although this is how they are always marketed and sold. I can understand this if you live in a tropical climate for 100% of the year but for the rest of us city folk who even if we live in a hot place (like NYC in the Summer) often times spend a lot of our time in an […]

December 5, 2019

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Crockett & Jones – The Ross Boot

Living in a city with often adverse and astronomically dynamic weather, such as NYC where it can change 20 degrees from one day to the next, you really get to appreciate a solid, rugged boot to keep you surviving those rough days. I have always appreciated the Coniston boot by Crockett & Jones, their most famous boot ever produced worn by the thousands on Instagram, but I was more thoroughly impressed when they launched their […]

November 1, 2019

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Crockett & Jones NYC – Part 1: East 55th St.

(Picture heavy post) It’s been more than two years that I have been in NYC now and I finally just had the chance to visit the Crockett & Jones shop on East 55th st, where I was able to meet the team and take some photographs. Having spent 7 years in London, I was well acquainted with all of their Central London shops, as not only did I walk by them nearly on a daily […]

October 14, 2019

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New Shoes on The Marketplace

Well, for some of you lucky enough to be around UK6 (US7) to UK7 (US8) you will be pleased to know that some of the best deals have recently been posted on The Marketplace due to one French gentleman who seems be really be clearing out his closet. There are some great models to be had and some even better prices! And for those of you not around those sizes, well there are more out […]

Crockett & Jones – The Importance of Pattern Making

Pattern Cutting is one of the most important aspects of shoemaking and the one that probably the one that gets the least recognition but deserves the most respect. You see, the reason why you like a shoe is pretty much boiling down to two things: 1. The shape i.e. the last and it’s cut and 2. The design i.e. the pattern and how carefully it was made. But shoe design is complex. A brogue is […]

April 9, 2019

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Crepe Soles – Yay or Nay?

When I first started the JF line, one blog reader used to tell me, ‘Justin when you add a black crepe sole to a pair of dress shoes, I will be the first to buy them and you can name them after me.’ I always thought it would be a cool idea but not really the easiest material to source and on top of that not the easiest to market to more than this customer […]

March 17, 2019

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October 17, 2018

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Penny Loafers – Classic Round Toe or Modern Elongated Toe?

The penny loafer is the most classic style of loafer there is. And probably my least favorite as I personally prefer a butterfly or wholecut version. But I am not the end all be all as most of the world still loves a good ‘ol fashioned Penny strap version. But the question now is which version is more preferred by the people: the classic round last or the modern elongated toe? I have always preferred […]