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post #256 of 1061
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Our new faded shoes

 

We talked some time ago about our fading process and how we were going to make it available on our rtw shoes. Well, the first pair has come back and we love them!

 

Details

Shoe:                    Fawley, semi-brogue in black on our new 30029 last

Fading:                 None on vamp

Cost:                     £840 (£665 for the shoes and £175 for the fading), lasted trees are £85

 

All prices include VAT at 20% which can be    removed for customers outside the EU

 

 

 

 

 

 

and another picture of the waist

 

 

Alternatives

We will fade all of our shoes on the 337 last (except the suede models of course…). The price will then be £660 (£485 + £175) for the oxfords, £640 (£465 + £175) for the derbys and the monk (all including VAT).

 

Oxfords

 

 

The Sandringham in black and brown

 

 

The Thornham in black and brown

 

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The Highclere in black and brown

 

Derbys

 

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The Holkham in black and burgundy

 

Monk

 

The Chichester in black

 

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

NB: we can also fade the Edward Green shoes that we still have on sale to Styleforum members (at £499 including VAT). Please PM us with your size and we will let you know which models we have left.

 

Foster & Son

post #257 of 1061
Do you provide fading service to other makers shoes as well? What kind of black leather is suitable for fading, crust or aniline?
post #258 of 1061
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Do you provide fading service to other makers shoes as well? What kind of black leather is suitable for fading, crust or aniline?

 

chogall, we don't provide the service for other makers I'm afraid, we have a strong rtw range and are comfortable that we can get it right with our own shoes. We believe that both types of leather are suitable for fading and are happy to work with colours other than black (though very light tan may be a challenge from a an aesthetic point of view). Foster & Son

post #259 of 1061
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Oh, and by the way, there are more pictures of the faded shoes at http://uptowndandy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/english-shoemaking-at-its-most-refined.html. Many thanks to Dan for his interest. Foster & Son

post #260 of 1061
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Some better pictures of our new shoes.

 

 

 

 

 

Foster & Son

post #261 of 1061

^^^ Absolutely stunning. And I enjoyed reading the interview as well.

post #262 of 1061
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

^^^ Absolutely stunning. And I enjoyed reading the interview as well.

 

RogerP,

 

Many thanks. The shoes are actually mine too!

 

Best,

 

Foster & Son

post #263 of 1061

^^^ Yes, I recall that from the other thread.  They certainly look good on you (assuming you were the one modelling them in the uptowndandy blog).

post #264 of 1061
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

^^^ Yes, I recall that from the other thread.  They certainly look good on you (assuming you were the one modelling them in the uptowndandy blog).

 

Possibly because I was photographed from the knees downward, wearing a one of my 'cheap and sensational' suits according to my wife!

post #265 of 1061
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We thought you might like this illustration from ‘The Modern Boot & Shoe Maker’, published in 1917.

 

 

Foster & Son

post #266 of 1061
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And this page of drawings that Terry Moore made. The oxford at the bottom looks suspiciously like the 'Thomas' brogue (see it at, http://foster.co.uk/our-products/bespoke-services/bespoke-shoes/thomas-brogue/.  Another thing to note is the signature Foster & Son heel.

 

 

Foster & Son

post #267 of 1061
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Originally Posted by FosterandSon View Post

DpprDr,

Spot on. I own a pair myself and they're lovely. I'm fortunate that I'm a good fit for the 337 and find these boots to be very versatile, much more so than you might think. We're considering offering these with our special fading which would make for an intriguing and elegant look.

Best,

Foster & Son
Consider me "in" on that MTO, should you decide to do it.
post #268 of 1061
Here's part two of my interview with Richard Edgecliffe-Johnson, Chairman of Foster & Son/Maxwell Bespoke:



http://uptowndandy.blogspot.com/2013/11/english-shoemaking-at-its-most-refined_10.html
post #269 of 1061

Been away for a while, F&S, great looking shoes.  Coming back to the MTO, what do you guys think of a 337 version of the Fawleys? Basically this shoe without the heel counter 

 

 

F&S, would this be possible?

post #270 of 1061
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Consider me "in" on that MTO, should you decide to do it.

 

Flake,

 

We can accomplish this as a one off. The boots are these:

 

and we can apply the fading on a customer-by-customer basis. The cost would be £750 including UK VAT (£625 for customers outside the EU), delivery should be within 4 weeks. If you want more information just PM me.

 

Best,

 

Foster & Son

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