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The trafford is on sale again, this time at the $269 price. I'm a 9 TTS but the US9 trafford was way too long at that size. Only the US 8s were available and not the US 8.5s, so I decided to pick the 8s up to see whether they will fit. Hopefully it's not too snug.

I know for sure that the trafford is at least half a size too large, but I wasn't certain if it's one full size too large. Will report when I get it.
post #7292 of 12833
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post


Understood.

However, a quick image search of C&J South Africa revealed this:



And this website... which I'm assuming are SA C&J models. The shoe on eBay has the same stitched label on the inside. I could of course be mistaken, but I can't imagine C&J UK making these.

Quite true - C&J have been manufacturing a local range in South Africa for many many years - 70`s or 80`s...

post #7293 of 12833
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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post

Quite true - C&J have been manufacturing a local range in South Africa for many many years - 70`s or 80`s...

I don't think these are being produced by C&J as a "local range" in SA, as they are just too hideous. Rather, as others have mentioned, C&J sold the use of their name in the 70's to a SA company to avoid bankruptcy. This SA company continues to make shoes using the C&J name, but are in no way affiliated with C&J Northampton.
post #7294 of 12833

Hi All,

 

Some of you are correct and clearly know your stuff, but just to clarify to those who are either new to C&J or don't know the ins-and-outs of this topic:

 

Any shoes on the South African market are produced under licence (by another company) for the local market and are only sold in South Africa. They are made in a South African factory and have entirely different styles and specifications (as a budding C&J customer might recognise) from Crockett & Jones shoes available throughout the rest of the world, which are all proudly made in our factory in Northampton, England. 

 

This does indeed date back to the early 70's, and was a partnership until Crockett & Jones (along with much of the UK shoe trade) had financial difficulties which lead us to organising a licensing agreement to a South African factory to produce and sell within South Africa only. These are the shoes you sometimes see today.

 

They are very easily distinguishable as they are not able to use the modern day and worldwide known Crockett & Jones logo. Shoes on the South African market are still using our logo from the 70's along which material labels on the linings. 

 

we often get asked about the quality or specification of these shoes as they occasionally appear on site like eBay, but we can comment on the quality or spec as the Crockett & Jones that you all know and love, no longer have any involvement with the South African factory. 

 

It would be an easy option to criticise previous management for this decision, however we forget that in the 70's the Internet didn't exist and people were not privy to the huge amount of information that we are today. In hindsight, of course previous management wouldn't have wanted to sell the licensing, but in the face of serious financial difficulties and the possibility of Crockett & Jones in Northampton ceasing to exist, raising funds was clearly imperative. All being said, hindsight is a wonderful thing and one must praise them for keeping the business afloat when, sadly, so many didn't.

 

One thing we can be sure of, is that 4th generation family member Jonathan Jones our current Managing Director has brought Crockett & Jones successfully back to a very positive place in the market, producing very good shoes whilst still offering value for money. Today's challenges are different; they are one of leather sourcing, skilled labour and product quality, all aspects our management are constantly focusing on.

 

After all, manufacturing was never supposed to be easy!

 

If any member of the forum ever need to query a Crockett & Jones branded shoe, please do not hesitate to send us an email either via the forum or to admin@crockettandjones.co.uk 

 

Kindest regards,

 

James Fox

Crockett & Jones Online.

post #7295 of 12833
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Hi All,

 



Some of you are correct and clearly know your stuff, but just to clarify to those who are either new to C&J or don't know the ins-and-outs of this topic:



 



Any shoes on the South African market are produced under licence (by another company) for the local market and are only sold in South Africa. They are made in a South African factory and have entirely different styles and specifications (as a budding C&J customer might recognise) from Crockett & Jones shoes available throughout the rest of the world, which are all proudly made in our factory in Northampton, England. 



 



This does indeed date back to the early 70's, and was a partnership until Crockett & Jones (along with much of the UK shoe trade) had financial difficulties which lead us to organising a licensing agreement to a South African factory to produce and sell within South Africa only. These are the shoes you sometimes see today.



 



They are very easily distinguishable as they are not able to use the modern day and worldwide known Crockett & Jones logo. Shoes on the South African market are still using our logo from the 70's along which material labels on the linings. 



 



we often get asked about the quality or specification of these shoes as they occasionally appear on site like eBay, but we can comment on the quality or spec as the Crockett & Jones that you all know and love, no longer have any involvement with the South African factory. 



 



It would be an easy option to criticise previous management for this decision, however we forget that in the 70's the Internet didn't exist and people were not privy to the huge amount of information that we are today. In hindsight, of course previous management wouldn't have wanted to sell the licensing, but in the face of serious financial difficulties and the possibility of Crockett & Jones in Northampton ceasing to exist, raising funds was clearly imperative. All being said, hindsight is a wonderful thing and one must praise them for keeping the business afloat when, sadly, so many didn't.



 



One thing we can be sure of, is that 4th generation family member Jonathan Jones our current Managing Director has brought Crockett & Jones successfully back to a very positive place in the market, producing very good shoes whilst still offering value for money. Today's challenges are different; they are one of leather sourcing, skilled labour and product quality, all aspects our management are constantly focusing on.



 



After all, manufacturing was never supposed to be easy!




If any member of the forum ever need to query a Crockett & Jones branded shoe, please do not hesitate to send us an email either via the forum or to admin@crockettandjones.co.uk 

Kindest regards,

James Fox
Crockett & Jones Online.


Thanks for the clarification.
post #7296 of 12833
anyone know when the next crockett and jones london sale is? seem to remember it was around this time last year...
post #7297 of 12833

Anyone have the experience with their sale in London Stores?

Does the Oxford shoes like Connaught ever see the light of sale?

post #7298 of 12833

I would also be curious to know about the sale.  I plan on visiting London in two weeks.

post #7299 of 12833
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Originally Posted by joeninety View Post

anyone know when the next crockett and jones london sale is? seem to remember it was around this time last year...
Yep Connaught, Hallam and Edgware are usually in sales. It just depends on whether its in your size.
post #7300 of 12833
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

Anyone have the experience with their sale in London Stores?


Does the Oxford shoes like Connaught ever see the light of sale?

as far as i remember its the benchgrade line that goes on sale, with few handgrade shoes. i remember someone saying the sale shoes were seconds but i dont think they were last year...
post #7301 of 12833
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Originally Posted by Allen Dreadmon View Post

I would also be curious to know about the sale.  I plan on visiting London in two weeks.
Sale starts apparently this Saturday 21st June when i enqired yesterday.
post #7302 of 12833
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Originally Posted by greasymonkey View Post

Sale starts apparently this Saturday 21st June when i enqired yesterday.

thanks
post #7303 of 12833

Confirmed.

I just called their London store via phone. The Sir working there told me they will also have their SUBS on sale !? Discontinued models, too. I think he told me the discount % would be around 20-30%. Not much, but good enough If you find what you like.

post #7304 of 12833
Can anybody confirm the RRL Wilberforce Longwing being made by C&J? Looks like last 335 .. Built like tanks with arch nails .. $750
post #7305 of 12833
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Can anybody confirm the RRL Wilberforce Longwing being made by C&J? Looks like last 335 .. Built like tanks with arch nails .. $750

Cheaney I believe Chips. They are very nice, and if I was in the market for a calf wingtip would grab them (in a sale, not for cordovan prices). I actually saw a pair of the brown in my size at Woodbury Commons quite recently - think they were about $400. Didn't purchase for some reason.
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