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wow...fantastic...compliments

 

Thank you, any other famous people you'd like us to have a look for? We're still looking through our archives for some famous American underworld figures from the '30's and for a couple of film stars from the Noir period, George Raft being one.

 

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Thank you, any other famous people you'd like us to have a look for? We're still looking through our archives for some famous American underworld figures from the '30's and for a couple of film stars from the Noir period, George Raft being one.

 

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Your story is really great. Then the 30s for me are the creation of elegance worldwide. Congratulations again. I'll send you a private message shortly.

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Gianni Cerutti,

 

Is there anyone in particular you would like us to look for in our archives?

 

Best,

 

Foster & Son

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Fred Astaire

On a separate but – perhaps tenuously – linked subject we have been corresponding with our very own FredAstaire1899 about some shoes in our archive which may very well be direct copies of a pair that we made for the great Fred Astaire himself. They are full brogue spectators with a discreet chisel toe. We think that there would have been two versions made of this, the one you see here, conventionally hand-welted and stitched, and a pump-stitched version for dancing.

We’ve also copied a link to ‘Flying Down to Rio’, where the pump stitched version of these shoes (we think) can be seen from 2:20 onwards. The postcard that we issued a year or two ago seems to show Fred in a different version of this shoe with a more pointed toe, we've reproduced it here to keep everything in one place.

Any feedback or comments would be welcome and a big thank you to FredAstaire1899.






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I own and have seen plenty of vintage spectators but those are probably one of the nicest ones I've ever seen. Something about the brogueing details and the last shape.

Only downside is that someone has used that gym shoe whitening instead of the proper buck bag.
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I own and have seen plenty of vintage spectators but those are probably one of the nicest ones I've ever seen. Something about the brogueing details and the last shape.

Only downside is that someone has used that gym shoe whitening instead of the proper buck bag.

 

meister,

 

Really glad you like it. The shoe is out of the shop at the moment (we are looking to make a sample to see if it will work well as a rtw shoe), when it comes back we will take some more photo's and have a look at the 'whitening'.

 

Foster & Son

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Bespoke boots from our workshop

 

Many thanks to our client for sending us these photographs of a pair of bespoke ten-tie Derby boots. The waist is lovely and the heels are amazing, digging that purple lining too! They're quite interesting actually, a sort of city/country combination with a classic 'city' waist and single sole but with a country-type ruggedness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #517 of 1064

Beatiful boots! 

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Betelgeuse,

 

Thank you. They're also a little unusual in the sense that they're a hybrid. I could maybe even see them working with a suit, the single sole just about makes that possible.

 

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Betelgeuse,

 

Thank you. They're also a little unusual in the sense that they're a hybrid. I could maybe even see them working with a suit, the single sole just about makes that possible.

 

Foster & Son

 

I will use those with everything (I would use a different color tho) but with suits, SC & trouser combo and if anyone would have an opinion that they don't look good, I wouldn't listen to that person cause the boots are awesome. :lol: :slayer:

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Fantastic boots - thanks for sharing the pics!

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Fantastic boots - thanks for sharing the pics!

 

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I will use those with everything (I would use a different color tho) but with suits, SC & trouser combo and if anyone would have an opinion that they don't look good, I wouldn't listen to that person cause the boots are awesome. :lol: :slayer:

 

Gentlemen, many thanks.

 

Foster & Son

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What are the criterion used when Fosters select out workers for bespoke orders?
post #523 of 1064
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chogall,

Interesting question. The short answer is quality, quality, quality and track record. I suppose that's also the long answer too!

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chogall,

Interesting question. The short answer is quality, quality, quality and track record. I suppose that's also the long answer too!

Foster &Son

How many in-house shoemakers do you guys employee? And what's the long answer?
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How many in-house shoemakers do you guys employee? And what's the long answer?

chogall,

We have four people working full-time in the workshop; Emiko, Jon, Emma and Lucy, all of whom have their own shoe making specialities (closing, pattern making, last making etc.). Terry Moore still does some work for us but is not full-time.

The long answer to the question above really is the same as the short answer and many of the outworkers have worked with us for decades.

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