Crockett & Jones’ “Alex”

Alex, a plain fronted whole-cut shoe made from fine calf leather and featuring single leather soles. From the Men’s Main collection.

Produced in November 2004. Last 348 is a versatile Main Collection last with a square toe. It is arguably the most important last that Crockett & Jones has developed in recent times. Dating back to 2004, last 348 became the most forward thinking last of a generation of shoemakers, setting Crockett & Jones apart. Housing the largest collection of styles, 348 has become an icon in itself. In 2012, last 348 cemented itself into Crockett & Jones’s legacy as the choice last for James Bond’s SKYFALL followed by SPECTRE three years later. Fitting advice from retail… Last 348 fits similarly to 337. The wearer may have at least an inch of space at the front of the toe box, which will not affect the heel to ball fitting as it is more for aesthetics.
Since 1879 Crockett & Jones has produced some of the world’s finest footwear from their factory in Northampton, the shoemaking capital of England. To this current day, the business is owned and managed by the founding family, who emphasise quality and timeless style above all else.