Occasionally, the norm doesn’t cut it, and something unique is called for - a Limited Edition, something desirable, maybe something eye-catching with a back story of uniqueness.
The Discovery Of
Every year, Crockett & Jones continually develops new styles, using new materials, new colour options, and often new lasts! Our bi-annual pilgrimage to Pitti UOMO in Florence seasonally triggers this development lifecycle. This is mainly for the benefit of international wholesale buyers and independent stockists. We asked the question: Why should so many styles remain unobtainable?
So many of these new styles and leathers never make it into the broader retail collection found in a Crockett & Jones retail store or online, meaning that you, our end consumers, never get the opportunity to enjoy them.
The treasure trove, AKA the Crockett & Jones archive, is full of hidden styles and materials. Some have been discontinued following years of success, and some lay dormant, awaiting their time in the limelight! This is their time!
The Preorder Process
HOW IT WORKS!
STEP 1 | THE SELECTION
Each season will see a curated selection of limited editions released. These will form an offering of rare and unique styles.
STEP 2 | TIMESCALE
Every preorder product is available for purchase for a designated period, usually one month. Once that period has elapsed, as illustrated by a countdown timer found on your product of choice, this product will again be consigned to the archives.
STEP 3 | INTO THE FACTORY
A production order will then be raised with our factory, where many skilled hands will go to work! Production time is usually 16 weeks, depending on the time of year, with each customer receiving regular updates, including imagery of your shoes or boots during the production process.
STEP 4 | PRICING
Preorders are paid for in advance to guarantee a product slot. Pricing has been aligned with our ready-to-wear collections, with no ‘special order’ premium. The ‘Preorder Collection’ will only be available to purchase via our website.
N.B. The ‘Preorder Collection’ will be available to purchase via our website only.
Grizedale is a plain front derby boot in Black Russian Grain, featuring an oversized cleated rubber sole from Vibram, black eyelets and a heavier-weight lace.
Denver is an apron fronted derby made on the excellent fitting 378 boot last. Now available in tobacco deer skin, featuring our Vibram cleated rubber sole with a natural coloured notched storm welt.
HORWEEN ZUG GRAIN
Islay is our full brogue derby boot with well-known roots in cinematic annals. A unique version featuring our made-in-England Ridgway rubber sole and notched storm welt. This limited edition could possibly be the best yet!
HORWEEN ZUG GRAIN
Sandhurst is a military-inspired, cap-toe derby shoe, featuring an oversized cleated rubber sole from Vibram, with a storm welt for added waterproof protection.
HAVE YOUR SAY
It would be all too easy for Crockett & Jones, a footwear manufacturer founded in 1879, to conceive all of the new preorder styles. After all, we do have quite the back catalogue to go at!
We want to hear from you. Is there a style you know of or have seen that would make an excellent preorder for others? A shoe or boot from Crockett & Jones that you have always wanted to get your hands on? If we made it once, we can make it again!
We invite you to complete the form below to contact us and share your suggestions. If there is a high demand, consider it done!
TERMS & CONDITIONS
1. If your preorder is damaged during production and does not meet our exacting standards, this shoe will be classified as a ‘substandard’. In this instance, we will contact you to discuss your options.
2. These unique items are specific to your order and will not form part of our stock. Preorders cannot be returned once you commit to your order; we do not offer exchanges. No refunds will be provided on preorders.
3. This process is more suited to existing Crockett & Jones customers who have experience with our shoes and know their size.
4. Should you order the incorrect size, don't hesitate to contact us as soon as your order has been placed. Once the production order is processed, we cannot make any amendments to your order.
5. Delivery times for preorders can be up to 18 weeks. This includes the selling period (4-8 weeks) and production process (10-12 weeks). We will contact you as soon as your preorder begins its production journey.
6. If demand for a particular item exceeds expectations, we reserve the right to remove a product from sale before the countdown timer ends.