Brands History

fam. Maas - Since 1642

fam. Maas - Since 1642

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1642The Maas family tree can be traced back to as early as 1642. We learned that one of our ancestors was a cobbler at that time. Since then many more have chosen to practice this beautiful handcraft or otherwise to put footwear on the markets.  Brogues since 1988The same happened to me as I started off with Brogues men’s shoes retail here in Laren. Meanwhile my son has joined our small business and is looking forward to welcome you in many years to come. Exclusively selectedOver the last 25 years we have been visiting the best international footwear and fashion trade fairs in order to offer y...
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Crockett & Jones

Crockett & Jones

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Crockett & Jones was founded in 1879, in Northampton, by Charles Jones and his brother-in-law, James Crockett. They established the business with a grant of £100 each from the Thomas White Trust ‘to encourage young men of good character in the towns of Northampton and Coventry to set up business on their own’.Northampton had always been renowned for shoe making in England since the middle ages; starting as a centre for tanning.  The abundance of local oak forests provided the oak bark, which was considered the best tanning material at the time and the River Nene was the source of water for thi...
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