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From the Foster & Son/Henry Maxwell: Official Affiliate Thread

A Pair of our ex-bespoke Oxfords













Foster & Son

a truly timeless classic ... beautiful
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meister,

We agree. It seems, somehow, more discreet.

Foster

Beautiful shoes, Foster & Sons.

I want to ask a question that was raised by member MoneyWellSpent in the Allen Edmonds thread. This is not to denigrate any work or members on here, but I always hear about how ugly Allen Edmonds' short caps are, yet, as is the case with Foster's, there is widespread approval...even praise for the small cap. I would like to know if there are any members on here who like the small cap on the Foster shoe but loathe the small cap on the Allen Edmonds shoe. If so, can you please explain why you feel this way? Thanks in advance, and again, Beautiful shoes Foster & Sons.

Is it really a small cap, though? Half of the pictures make it look that way, but the others look like there's more coverage. I wonder if this may be lens distortion.
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Is it really a small cap, though? Half of the pictures make it look that way, but the others look like there's more coverage. I wonder if this may be lens distortion.

 

I assume it has to be a smaller cap based on Foster and Son's response to the original comment.

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I think it's more to do with the shape of the toe, AE has close to circular round toes, while European shoemakers have pointy oval to square chisel toes, they make the toe look longer.
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I am waiting for a surly Patrick Booth response to this whole conversation....

 

THROWING UP THE BAT SIGNAL

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Mens warehouse wants to buy AE, should be an interesting defensive strategy
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Is it really a small cap, though? Half of the pictures make it look that way, but the others look like there's more coverage. I wonder if this may be lens distortion.

 

sugarbutch,

 

The cap is quite small though there may also be some lens distortion. I happen to quite like the short toe cap look myself and admire the Allen Edmonds brand greatly too, it is no mean feat to maintain a US production facility in this day and age.

 

Best,

 

Foster & Son

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MoneyWellSpent, I'd say AE's regular-ass soles wear out at least ten times faster than R. bach soles. I've sold all but one pair of my AE collection, they're just poor shoes except for Strawfut, the only contemporary mesh spectator. As cool in summer as they come.
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Silvano Sassetti boots for FW.
The left looks Saint C's-esque
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I am waiting for a surly Patrick Booth response to this whole conversation....

 

THROWING UP THE BAT SIGNAL

 

He can perhaps introduce his notorious "larva" shoes for comparison.

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Cross-post from Vass - some Red Cognac porn on the U-last with goyser stitching:

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Like the goyser stitch on that
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He can perhaps introduce his notorious "larva" shoes for comparison.

Hahaaaaa! The Barker Blacks? What a furore those caused!
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I am waiting for a surly Patrick Booth response to this whole conversation....

THROWING UP THE BAT SIGNAL

I don't think you can look at any one attribute of a shoe and make a fair comparison. I think the legacy of a lot of shoemakers stems from their ability to make everything flow well together. So, I don't think it is fair to say, I don't like short caps, because a short cap can work in one context and not another. To me I see a lot of problems with AE's, but that's besides the point.
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MoneyWellSpent, I'd say AE's regular-ass soles wear out at least ten times faster than R. bach soles. I've sold all but one pair of my AE collection, they're just poor shoes except for Strawfut, the only contemporary mesh spectator. As cool in summer as they come.

 

Interesting and good to know, thanks.

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^I find that true for most shoes under about the $800 mark. They use pretty standard and seemingly thin outsoles. You can always tell when they aren't oak bark tanned because they get very slick and slippery. Oak bark soles get a kind of "nap" on them almost like suede. It helps a lot for traction, and honestly, way less slippery than dianites.
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