Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Jeffery West - Exclusive styles at


Mens shoes that are built to last

Jeffery-West Biography - 'Infamous English Shoes'

"Streets away from the pomposity normally associated with ultra-traditional
Northampton-produced footwear, this is the place to buy modern shoes and
accessories that nod, but don't scrape, to history."
Arena Magazine

It is often said that a man's shoes are the most important piece of his clothing.
If you are wearing the perfect outfit, the most luxurious bespoke pair of trousers,
even a crisp pair of jeans, if a man is
wearing an ugly pair of shoes then a whole look can be destroyed in an instance.

According to Bernhard Roetzel writing is his book: Gentleman: A Timeless fashion:
'Certainly, a good outfit and good shoes should go together -
for not even the best shoes can be guaranteed to rescue a questionable wardrobe.'
Step to the fore Mark Jeffery and Guy West, founders of Jeffery-West and purveyors
of seamlessly stylish, meticulously crafted Northampton-produced footwear.
A customer will only ever buy a poor make of shoes once, but to buy into Jeffery-West
is more than just purchasing a pair of shoes. It is like entering a gentlemen's club,
a place you will want to revisit time and time again.
The brand is a testament to the old adage that 'style never goes out of fashion'.
Expect a level of luxury and comfort more in keeping with the elegance of the
heyday of British shoemaking - the ultimate age of skill and innovation.
By using only the best of materials Jeffery-West has developed footwear with
traditional characteristics. But each and every style has its own signature 'twist' of originality
- hand burnished uppers, pointed lasts, diamond broguing, references to the George Cross,
influences form Gothic architecture and its infamous and much copied cleft heel.
Underpinning these is the Goodyear Welt (see Goodyear Welted Footwear) -
the best method for quality shoe construction yet devised.
With most footwear manufacturers farming out ubiquitous styles to be knocked up in the
Far East or opting for injection moulded plastic footwear and cemented sole units -
with cost durability and branding seemingly driving the footwear market in the
21st Century - it's refreshing indeed to see Jeffery-West's commitment to hand-finishing
over computer programming, ornamentation over blandness, and style with a huge degree
of substance. After all, it is well worth spending money on a decent pair of shoes.
At we are very proud to present the Exclusive Black Line
Collection - we are an authorised retailer of Jeffery West .....enjoy the new