Next on the list of the shoe brands you need to know about is Alfred Sargent, the focus of our brand spotlight this month. This British shoemaker has been crafting beautiful shoes for over 100 years, and with worldwide demand for them, they show no signs of slowing down production any time soon.

Key facts

- Alfred Sargent starting making shoes in 1899, in Rushden, Northamptonshire before moving production to a new factory at Portland Road, Rushden where they have remained to this day.

- 4 generations of the family have worked here, each adding their own twist on the style of the handcrafted goodyear welted shoes, while remaining true to the impeccable standards demanded since the company’s conception.

- It can take up to 4 months to complete a pair of made to order shoes to absolute perfection – something loyal customers are perfectly willing to wait for.

Features of the brand

In a word, quality. The global clientele of Alfred Sargent will be quick to agree that when it comes to quality footwear of immaculate standard, these shoes are really at the highest end of the footwear scale. The master craftsmen at Alfred Sargent use only the best calf leathers and suedes to create their beautiful shoes, and employ the same techniques to cut, stitch, last and finish the shoes as their predecessors, for a timeless quality and appeal.

Shoes in the range

The Alfred Sargent collections consist primarily of the AS Exclusive range and the AS Handgrade range. Each range has a stunning collection of shoes and boots, accommodating the need for both city-appropriate men’s footwear and shoes for the classic English country look.  Popular choices in the Exclusive range include the Armfield, a traditional toe cap Oxford, the very stylish Pimlico two eyelet derby, and the more casual Hampstead brogue derby to name just a few.

Once you’ve found your perfect pair, you’ll be keen to hold on to them for as long as possible. Luckily, Alfred Sargent provide a full refurbishment service, from a full re-sole to smaller repair work like refinishing the edges and uppers so your loved and worn in shoes can look and feel brand new again.

Our favourite Alfred Sargent shoes

The Cambridge boot is a firm favourite with both us and our customers, and with its soft pebble grain calf leather it’s not hard to see why. These are a must to try on if you’re in the area looking for your new favourite boots. The Hunt wing tip brogues are also stunning, and perfect office wear with their fine decorative punching. Last but not least on our list of favourites is the Alfred Sargent Linton, the ideal country brogue with wide fitting for extra comfort.