"Everyone from Jarvis to Leonardo wears their shoes. But Northampton-based duo Jeffery-West believe in tradition rather than trends, old school club elegance with contemporary looks." - ARENA
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The retrieval of a European craftsman tradition and a typically British atmosphere permeate the new collection designed by Jeffery~West; a collection where contemporary art becomes a source of suggestive inspiration. The English brand turns into experimentation and takes back to a theme so dear to Warhol: serial reproductions. This is why the original ankle-half-boots are characterised by sinuous and tapered lines as well as sequential prints of faces and icons (borrowed from pop art). Sober lines are also featued in the designs - fused with trendy connotations for the most traditional models, and developed with precious leathers; made even more precious by their decorative details and fretwork.
Jeffery-West are to be found in several important museum collections, those include: Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The National Boot and Shoe Museum, Northampton; The Museum of Costume, Bath, and The Royal Shakespeare Theatre Collection, Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as many other private collections across the globe. Jeffery-West footwear have also been featured in many films, to list a few: "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2002); "The Boat That Rocks" (2009); "Snatch" (2000); "Cuban Fury" (2014); "The Counselor" (2013); "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels" (1998), Dom Hemingway" (2013); "The Equaliser" (2014), and the Bond film "Skyfall" (2012).
Another tall tale from the shoemakers guild.
The Cordwainer of Scarletwell Street in The Stride of a Green Metal Man.
- JW open store in NYC
- JW London Picadilly store celebrates 15 years
- A quick glimpse of some of the latest styles in stock and a few others that will be arriving soon.
- A couple of things to look out for in the coming months...
Jeffery-West celebrated their segment of the Selfridges shoe carnival by inviting American Rockers the Rival Sons to play an exclusive acoustic set for the JW guests and other patrons of the Selfridges Mens shoe department.
The exhibition explored many aspects from the past 25 years of Jeffery-West as a company. From it's humble beginnings back in 1987, through to the brand you all know and love today! ...and even a glimpse of things to come!
Shoemaker’s Celebrated Ale
Brewed from an historic Northampton recipe by Phipps NBC for Jeffery~West, in celebration of Jeffery~West’s 25th anniversary.
‘It is, I am informed, “the thing” with the Northampton shoemaker to take what he calls a ‘Sunday-Monday’: id est, he works on Sunday, that he may have the more to “lush on” on Monday’
– from an article published in Good Words, November 1869
"Forward! Jeffery~West’s crossing of their Hannibal Classic Brogue Derby with a biker boot for their collaboration with Norton Motorcycles is an inspired choice..."