Celebrating Excellence: BFA Members Awarded Royal Warrant by HM The King

The British Footwear Association (BFA) proudly announces that three of its distinguished members—Tricker’s, Crockett & Jones, and John Lobb—have been awarded the prestigious Royal Warrant by His Majesty King Charles III. This honour recognises their exceptional craftsmanship and solidifies their status in the luxury footwear industry.

Tricker’s: A Legacy of Craftsmanship

Northampton shoemaker Tricker’s, one of the oldest in the UK, has been awarded the Royal Warrant to HM The King. As Tricker’s celebrates its 195th anniversary in 2024, this accolade highlights nearly two centuries of excellence. Each pair of Tricker’s shoes is meticulously crafted using 265 individual processes over 12 weeks, ensuring durability and comfort. Managing Director Martin Mason expressed immense pride in this recognition, reinforcing their long-standing relationship with the Royal Family.

Crockett & Jones: Commitment to Quality

Founded in 1879, Crockett & Jones specialises in Goodyear welted shoes, known for their strength, durability, and comfort. Awarded the Royal Warrant by HM The King in May 2024, this Northampton-based company uses only the finest calf leathers from Europe’s leading tanneries. Each pair takes up to eight weeks to manufacture, involving over 200 highly skilled operations. Now in its fifth generation, Crockett & Jones remains a family business dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of quality and service.

John Lobb: The Epitome of Bespoke Shoemaking

John Lobb, established in 1849, is renowned for its bespoke handmade-to-measure shoes and boots. Run by the fifth generation of the Lobb family, the company has a rich history of creating footwear for a distinguished clientele. Located on St James’s Street, London, John Lobb’s workshop is famed for its meticulous craftsmanship and personalised service. The Royal Warrant awarded to John Lobb by HM The King recognises their exceptional skill and dedication to bespoke shoemaking.


The Royal Warrants awarded to Tricker’s, Crockett & Jones, and John Lobb highlights their excellence in craftsmanship and significant contributions to British shoemaking. As members of the British Footwear Association, these companies continue to set the benchmark in the world of luxury footwear, exemplifying the highest standards of quality and tradition.