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I would love to see an old style revived through F&S ready to wear or MTO. To the best of my knowledge, I haven't seen a Thomas brogue since Eustace commissioned a bespoke pair some time ago. A truly exceptional shoe icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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The "Thomas" wholecut model in a brown-burgundy calfskin. Well executed and the sole, in particular, is stunning (the tightest fiddleback I have seen). Needless to say, the fit is perfect. As with my Cleverleys, I had my initials punched on the inside corner of each shoe...






















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I would love to see an old style revived through F&S ready to wear or MTO. To the best of my knowledge, I haven't seen a Thomas brogue since Eustace commissioned a bespoke pair some time ago. A truly exceptional shoe icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Guys,

 

Many thanks for this. We still make the Thomas as a bespoke shoe (another one I own myself), and whilst Eustace's shoe is very beautiful it isn't a wholecut (you can see the toe cap clearly in the picture above). We may make this as a stock shoe in our rtw line and we've actually had a sample made which I will photograph and post. What colour do you think works best, brown or burgundy? My shoes are black with fading and look exceptional but brown or burgundy may be even better. Your input is much appreciated.

 

Foster & Son


Edited by FosterandSon - 11/26/13 at 2:55pm
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Guys,

...We may make this as a stock shoe in our rtw line and we've actually had a sample made...

...My shoes are black with fading and look exceptional...

Foster & Son

I'd love to see these. I think the black with fading sounds like the perfect combo fing02[1].gif
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Jamaican,

Pictures of the derby boot below. It is the Crendon, new for this winter in walnut on the 6184 last in a G fitting. We really like it, it's very versatile and would look great for those informal winter occasions. It costs £485, please let us know if you need any more information.



















Foster & Son

Whoa, why did I have to see these after already buying a few more pairs of boots for autumn and winter?!

These are an upmarket Fiennes boot by Cheaney, right? Veldtschoen construction?
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nutcracker,

Many thanks for the response. I see your point regarding brown v. burgundy - and the signature element of your point above - and wonder whether it would help to see a pair of burgundy shoes with the fading?

The black captoe lazyman shoes are bespoke and, like you, I love the toe shape. What do others think?

Foster & Son

I am also very fond of the full round toe bespoke example which look very English to my eyes, and in the same style with punch cap. Brown calf or brown suede would be ideal IMHO.
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Whoa, why did I have to see these after already buying a few more pairs of boots for autumn and winter?!

These are an upmarket Fiennes boot by Cheaney, right? Veldtschoen construction?

 

CT Brummie,

 

Almost there, similar to the Fiennes but not Veldtschoen. We have a Veldtschoen boot which I will post later.

 

Foster & Son

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I'd love to see these. I think the black with fading sounds like the perfect combo fing02[1].gif

 

jjl5000, I will post some up a little later, thanks for your interest.

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I am also very fond of the full round toe bespoke example which look very English to my eyes, and in the same style with punch cap. Brown calf or brown suede would be ideal IMHO.

 

kolecho, many thanks for the feedback.

 

Foster & Son

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CT Brummie,

Almost there, similar to the Fiennes but not Veldtschoen. We have a Veldtschoen boot which I will post later.

Foster & Son

Thanks for the reply; looking forward to seeing the veldt boots!
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I'd love to see these. I think the black with fading sounds like the perfect combo fing02[1].gif


jj5000,

 

Some photos of my shoes below. The pictures aren't very good I'm afraid but do give you a sense of the proportions of the shoe and of the fading, which I asked to be 'toe only'.

 

 

 

 

 

Foster & Son

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Just had a look at the photos above and they're awful, so I've taken some in natural light and they're marginally better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foster & Son

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Just had a look at the photos above and they're awful, so I've taken some in natural light and they're marginally better.



Foster & Son

Wow.... the fading looks very prominent under natural light....looks great especially on black.

So the 'Thomas''s is going to be the model for the 'adelaide' shoe for the new collection?


beautiful shoes, btw smile.gif
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nutcracker,

 

The fading does look great in natural light. These have become my go-to shoes for semi-formal occasions and get a run out at least once a week. What's surprised me is how often - here in good old repressed England - people remark upon them, even more so than my Chaves which also have the fading.

 

The Thomas is the model that we're looking at currently and I should be able to get some photos up today of the sample we've had made - it's not strictly an Adelaide but it's near enough. We're having a 'pure' Adelaide made on the 337 last and will post it as soon as we've got it.

 

Many thanks for your interest.

 

Foster & Son

post #404 of 1072
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nutcracker,

 

Just a thought. The fading makes a black shoe much more versatile in our opinion, what do you think?

 

Foster & Son

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nutcracker,

Just a thought. The fading makes a black shoe much more versatile in our opinion, what do you think?

Foster & Son

I am inclined to agree with that! It seems to take 'black shoe' into a whole new category in itself. I have to imagine myself wearing one first though....

I haven't seen an example of a new pair with fading on the entire shoes yet. The Fawley (way back in the thread) has no fading on the vamp, was there a reason to it?
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