"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).
A huge thank you to our customers, our friends, who helped Jeffery-West celebrate the ''Dark Heart of the Beau Monde' under the approving/disapproving gaze of Mr. Brummel from his lofty Jermyn Street vantage point.
A selection of the photographs from our Libertine Exhibition held at the amazing Coya Mayfair, 118 Piccadilly.
"Snake-hipped, skinny, Jeffery~West Rochester ‘Terence’ Skull Spat Boots, are imbued with three centuries of English libertinism..."
"Licentiousness and lycanthropy walk hand in claw with Jeffery~West’s Rochester Boot ‘Wolverine’..."
If Jeffery-West did cricketing gear, it would probably be the most darkest and decadent collection in the world...
Sir Tom Baker presented his Spring/Summer 2016 collection, at the infamous 100 Club, Soho, on Sunday. Featuring some rather renowned Jeffery-West footwear, a salute to the designer's trademark rock 'n' roll/punk influence.
We were thrilled to be featured in the recent June/July 2015 issue of The Chap magazine, presenting one of our latest styles the Dracula-inspired "Renfield" as well introducing an exciting new collaboration...
Jeffery-West was honoured for our Lord Rochester "Dead Airman" Zip Boot to be featured in the V&A Pleasure and Pain footwear exhibition which opened this month.
"...Built upon their latest last, the ‘Morrison’, named after the inescapably charismatic front man of The Doors and poet, Jim Morrison."
Jeffery-West were proud to be selected as a finalist in the 'Footwear Brand of the Year' category at the prestigious Drapers Footwear Awards 2014.
In the latest edition of Square Mile magazine based in the City, London's Financial district, you will find a rather good interview with our very own Guy West.
Written by the fantastic Mike Gibson it initially explores the early years of the brand and how it has since remained true to its original ethos; "Life is too short to wear boring shoes". Exploring the City store we discover it's flamboyance and decadence, a place of refuge for City workers to shrug off the conservatism of their day to day and indulge in something a little different...if they dare!
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..."
Here at Jeffery-West there's nothing we like more than a good old collaboration with some like minded folk, Brands, Artists, Bands and everything inbetween!
After all it's such a good excuse to throw a party!
Tall tales from the shoemakers guild
Is he head over heels or side-stepping commitment?
Jeffery-West reveal all...