This eBay listing has a pair of loafers with identical markings... the country of manufacture is listed as South Africa. (???)
Someone should contact C&J and ask what these are. In any case, they look old, 1970's to 80's.
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 (noo exported). They are made in a South African factory and have entirely different styles and specifications from Crockett & Jones shoes in the rest of the world which are all made in our factory in Northampton, England.
This is an historical arrangement that has not affected the growth of the Crockett & Jones brand worldwide.
The gulf in quality is clear to see but we understand that website such Ebay enabling people to sell there own goods can leak a few style here and there. If anyone is ever concerned about authenticity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take a look.