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post #16 of 915
Thread Starter 

Gentlemen,

 

Many thanks for such a warm welcome. It really is appreciated.

 

FredAstaire1899, I’ll look up as much information as I can about the Fred Astaire shoes in our archive and post about them as soon as I can. Many thanks for your interest.

 

bengal-stripe, thank you for looking at our blog, we will be regular posters, lovely to hear from you.

 

daizawaguy, the pictures are great and your interest is much appreciated. You’ve set the photographic standard high!

 

Supergenius, the black faded shoes are fabulous, aren’t they? Will get back to you as soon as possible about our next trip to the States, Jerrybrown has already made a pitch for Boston.

 

PhiloVance, we’re very excited too and hope we can share as much of our archive as possible with you.

 

Just to let you know that we will be offering some of our existing shoes at a discount to Styleforum members only. I have to keep mum right now but the details will be online on Monday.

 

Foster & Son

post #17 of 915
Great news! We're all looking forward to your posts.
post #18 of 915
Fantastic pictures and excellent introduction to those who are new to Foster And Son.

You have a very cosy and welcoming shop in the middle of Jermyn Street. We'll embrace you with open arms on the net too.

Welcome to Style Forum Gents...and Ladies
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Gentlemen,



 



Many thanks for such a warm welcome. It really is appreciated.



 



FredAstaire1899, I’ll look up as much information as I can about the Fred Astaire shoes in our archive and post about them as soon as I can. Many thanks for your interest.



 



bengal-stripe, thank you for looking at our blog, we will be regular posters, lovely to hear from you.



 



daizawaguy, the pictures are great and your interest is much appreciated. You’ve set the photographic standard high!



 



Supergenius, the black faded shoes are fabulous, aren’t they? Will get back to you as soon as possible about our next trip to the States, Jerrybrown has already made a pitch for Boston.



 



PhiloVance, we’re very excited too and hope we can share as much of our archive as possible with you.



 



Just to let you know that we will be offering some of our existing shoes at a discount to Styleforum members only. I have to keep mum right now but the details will be online on Monday.



 



Foster & Son


post #19 of 915
Thread Starter 

Thankyou gentlemen, much appreciated

post #20 of 915
This looks like a promising development. Awesome.
post #21 of 915
Welcome! -- you have a really great start!

...and a question, if you don't mind: do you make your leather goods yourself?

Andrey
post #22 of 915
Very good to see one of my favourite shoe makers and shops on SF. Welcome.
post #23 of 915
Welcome and I definitely plan to visit your shop once I make my way across the pond.
post #24 of 915
welcome and looking forward for more info - pictures, pricing etc
post #25 of 915

There's an excellent Japanese website with pictures of bespoke shoes from Foster & Son and Henry Maxwell: http://cobblersweb.style.coocan.jp/bespoke/bespoke-shoemaker2/foster&son.htm

 

Here's an interesting comparison from the site between a bespoke Henry Maxwell black leather oxford and a RTW John Lobb brown suede Philip II.  Note that the bespoke is slimmer:

 

 

Source: http://cobblersweb.style.coocan.jp/henrymaxwell04/maxwell04.html#

post #26 of 915
Thread Starter 

mktitsworth, many thanks for your kind words.

 

andreyb2, thank you for your welcome. Our leather goods are made to our specifications by a number of makers in London and the Midlands. All our stock items are in designs exclusive to Foster & Son.

 

Geezer, glad to know we’re one of your favourites, many thanks.

 

DpprDr, great to hear from you, please do come and see us when you’re in London.

 

HRoi, thank you. We will be posting lots of pictures including: elements from our bespoke archive and latest bespoke work, our new rtw line, some rare documents including a Tuczek catalogue, royal warrants (George IV was a fan), a number of trade manuals and magazines, and all the interesting ephemera that we have collected over the centuries.

 

CrimsonSox, thank you. We’ve had a look at the cobblersweb site and it’s an amazing resource for shoe connoisseurs. You make an interesting point about the difference between rtw and bespoke, and we will be writing about the differences from our perspective soon.

post #27 of 915
A while back I had the opportunity to purchase a number of pairs of Fosters bespoke spectators that were ordered by the same person. I am posting them just to give this new thread some added colour

These were a fabulous combination of black and smokey grey:




These were a classic navy blue suede on navy calf leather:




And a brown on brown:




Enjoy.
post #28 of 915
Thread Starter 

meister, they really are lovely shoes. How are you finding the fit compared to rtw? Foster & Son

post #29 of 915
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meister, they really are lovely shoes. How are you finding the fit compared to rtw? Foster & Son

I did not have them made up. They were made for someone else. The three pairs were sold together.
post #30 of 915
Thread Starter 

meister, understood. I was just thinking that bespoke tends to hug the ankle and be tighter in the waist. Do you notice any difference? Foster & Son

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