Our historic bespoke shoe collection Foster & Son/ Henry Maxwell
This crocodile loafer is a perfect example of a timeless Foster & Son bespoke shoe. It is incredibly versatile and could, at a pinch, be worn anywhere. It was the inspiration for our Aston Ready to Wear loafer.
It was made before 1930, during our time on Duke of York Street, when London’s bespoke shoe makers were in their prime. The leather is still intact and the shoe still on display in one of our cabinets at 83 Jermyn Street, where it always attracts interest.
The detailing is superb. The stitch count on the welt features 15 stitches to the inch and the stitching on the upper remains consistent throughout.
We would love to hear your thoughts and welcome any suggestions for classic shoes you might wish to see featured on Style Forum. If you find yourself in London come along to see us at 83 Jermyn Street.
Foster & Son
Edited by FosterandSon - 10/14/13 at 1:16pm