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post #421 of 1064

Very nice across the board.  The Crendon and Radley really spike my want meter.

post #422 of 1064
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Very nice across the board.  The Crendon and Radley really spike my want meter.


RogerP, 'spike my want meter', love it!

post #423 of 1064

F&S, just my little opinion re the MTO project, I think you would have better response if you go with either a hard chisel or classic round or better yet, 1 hard chisel and 1 classic round for people to vote.  Anything in between would probably not do much for the SF crowd.

post #424 of 1064
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F&S, just my little opinion re the MTO project, I think you would have better response if you go with either a hard chisel or classic round or better yet, 1 hard chisel and 1 classic round for people to vote.  Anything in between would probably not do much for the SF crowd.

 

barky,

 

That makes sense, we'll look at both options today.

 

Foster & Son

post #425 of 1064
I recently bought your Ranger brogue and it is labelled as a Foster shoe is the Maxwell branding on new stock or for the future.
post #426 of 1064
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I recently bought your Ranger brogue and it is labelled as a Foster shoe is the Maxwell branding on new stock or for the future.

 

Culverwood,

 

Yes, we have recently re-branded our country products under Henry Maxwell. We are hoping to build on the brand in the upcoming months.

 

Foster & Son

post #427 of 1064
The Henry Maxwell range looks great (and wonderful price), I also love the Ranger.

I assume the 6184 last is exclusive to the HM range, is the last modelled after an archive last of sorts from the old Henry Maxwell?

I'm also curious about the choice of Mahogany Grain for most models. Is this the only leather choice? and if so, is there a reason for it? (such as the Mahogany being the signature colour of HM brand...maybe?)

Thanks!

I'm really curious to know more about these Henry Maxwell shoes, partly because I'm actually having a brogue shoes made by a local cordwainer (due in few months) with details inspired by some old Henry Maxwells that I've seen and admired.
post #428 of 1064
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The Henry Maxwell range looks great (and wonderful price), I also love the Ranger.

I assume the 6184 last is exclusive to the HM range, is the last modelled after an archive last of sorts from the old Henry Maxwell?

I'm also curious about the choice of Mahogany Grain for most models. Is this the only leather choice? and if so, is there a reason for it? (such as the Mahogany being the signature colour of HM brand...maybe?)

Thanks!

I'm really curious to know more about these Henry Maxwell shoes, partly because I'm actually having a brogue shoes made by a local cordwainer (due in few months) with details inspired by some old Henry Maxwells that I've seen and admired.

nutcracker,

 

We picked the 6184 because we felt it was the closest match to our Henry Maxwell bespokes and, yes, it is exclusive to us. Mahogany grain was chosen because it is a typical colour for for an English country shoe, though we can make it in other colours if requested.

 

Would you like to see some more photographs of Maxwell country shoes from the archive and, if so, anything in particular? We'd be delighted to help on your design journey.

 

Best,

 

Foster & Son

post #429 of 1064
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Sample shoe - the creative process Part 2

 

Gentlemen,

 

In what might seem to the unsuspecting member to be an act of serendipity we have just received another sample of the Thomas brogue which seems to be much nearer the mark.

 

It is in brown calf and the details are exactly the same as the Thomas, down to the closure at the heel - we are very keen to make this up for Styleforum members on our new last. The finishing details will be the same as for the Fawley from a few pages ago including the bevel waist. Prices will be £665 for a minimum order of 10 pairs (including VAT but not including fading).

 

What do you think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foster & Son

post #430 of 1064

Wow! Beautiful shoe!

post #431 of 1064
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Originally Posted by FosterandSon View Post

nutcracker,

We picked the 6184 because we felt it was the closest match to our Henry Maxwell bespokes and, yes, it is exclusive to us. Mahogany grain was chosen because it is a typical colour for for an English country shoe, though we can make it in other colours if requested.

Would you like to see some more photographs of Maxwell country shoes from the archive and, if so, anything in particular? We'd be delighted to help on your design journey.

Thanks for the info. Greatly appreciate your generosity, and I would like to take your offer if you don't mind! Do you have an example(s) of Henry Maxwell's full brogued derbies that we can see?
post #432 of 1064
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Wow! Beautiful shoe!

Betelguese,

 

Many thanks.

 

Foster & Son

post #433 of 1064
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Thanks for the info. Greatly appreciate your generosity, and I would like to take your offer if you don't mind! Do you have an example(s) of Henry Maxwell's full brogued derbies that we can see?

nutcracker,

 

The full brogue derby is out at the moment but we've photographed both a semi-brogue derby and a full-brogue oxford for you. The derby has a bevelled waist and the oxford a flat waist. Please let us know if you need more pictures.

 

Foster & Son

 

 

 

 

 

post #434 of 1064
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Sample shoe - the creative process Part 2

Gentlemen,

In what might seem to the unsuspecting member to be an act of serendipity we have just received another sample of the Thomas brogue which seems to be much nearer the mark.

It is in brown calf and the details are exactly the same as the Thomas, down to the closure at the heel - we are very keen to make this up for Styleforum members on our new last. The finishing details will be the same as for the Fawley from a few pages ago including the bevel waist. Prices will be £665 for a minimum order of 10 pairs (including VAT but not including fading).

What do you think?









Foster & Son


Fantastic!

If at all possible, and I fully appreciate other members may feel differently, a slightly shorter toe cap would bring the overall proportions much closer to the bespoke version.

Would all 10+ pairs need to be in the same colour? Appreciating the fading is optional, I wondered if there would be scope to choose the colour?
post #435 of 1064
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Fantastic!

If at all possible, and I fully appreciate other members may feel differently, a slightly shorter toe cap would bring the overall proportions much closer to the bespoke version.

Would all 10+ pairs need to be in the same colour? Appreciating the fading is optional, I wondered if there would be scope to choose the colour?

jjl500,

 

Please bear in mind that this is just a sample and the finished shoe will have a toe that is more like the Chaves, which should help. For the MTO I think we'd probably have to stay with one colour to avoid the upcharge. That being the case. what colour would you prefer?

 

Foster & Son

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