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Final Call - price drops on Edward Green for Foster & Son Shoes, now £469 including VAT and international delivery   Cross Post from Foster & Son/Henry Maxwell: Affiliate Thread   We are reaching the last few of our Edward Green stock shoes. Please email us at shoemakers@foster.co.uk, to check on size, or PM us for more details.   The Portman in black on the 88 last, all gone The Portman in Burgundy on the 88 last, one pair in 7.5E The Clifton in Black on the...
Good lord they're amazing!
 Couldn't have put it better, everything about them works.
Final Call - price drops on Alfred Sargent Shoes including Exclusive models, now £249 including VAT   We are reaching the last few of our Alfred Sargent stock shoes. Please email us at shoemakers@foster.co.uk, to check on size, or PM us for more details.
 chogall, we couldn't agree more. RogerP, we absolutely agree but, as chogall said, each to their own. Foster & Son
 Agreed,and whether our fading succeeds in its intent 'to imitate the effects of age' is a matter of opinion. We think it does, others may not. Foster & Son
 RogerP You're right about 'no pretense' and we could argue that the process is analogous to the 'painting' that DWFII has referred to before, except of course that we are 'taking away' not 'adding'. The materials that we use to achieve the effect could, if over used, damage the leather quite seriously. Fortunately, should this happen, the results are immediately obvious, one of many reasons why we are very careful and why the process can take some time. FWIW we are...
We'll have a look and see what we've got. Curating the collection, whether that be old shoes, royal warrants or books is very time consuming but we're making progress (rather Richard, our Chairman, is). We have no problem sharing this stuff, it's part of our common history and the more people with access to it the better. I wouldn't bother about plundering our heritage, us Brits have been doing it for centuries, we've even pinched stones from the Parthenon and named them...
DWFII,   Looks like a wonderful resource, not bragging at all. We'll have a look to see if there's anything we have that isn't in your list and make it available.   Best,   Foster & Son
We thought you might be interested in some extracts from ‘The Modern Boot & Shoe Maker’, published in 1917 by the Worshipful Company of Skinners. Now the Skinners Company, they received their first Charter in 1327 and are one of the "Great Twelve" livery companies. Note the references to 'cordovan' and 'crup'.     Foster & Son
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