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Thank you F&S for making this thread interesting to subscribe to. You contribute great value to Styleforum.

 

Merry christmas.

 

Silhouette, thank you for your kind comments. Foster & Son

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Thanks for keeping this thread both educational and interesting!

This.

A long while since I walked down the Burlington Arcade.

A lot of talking about redevelopment but it looks as good as ever.

Merry Xmas to all at F&S!
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This.

A long while since I walked down the Burlington Arcade.

A lot of talking about redevelopment but it looks as good as ever.

Merry Xmas to all at F&S!

I was in London several weeks ago for the first time.  The arcades were a pleasant surprise.  I had heard of them but I pictured them as dark with stodgy old stores as that's how they appeared in some of the pictures.  The reality is that the one's I was in were bright and airy and full of stores selling unique items.  Yes there were the occasional duds but I found some of the best macaron's I have ever had (including Paris) in one and I had a sublime cup of tea in another while window shopping luggage that I couldn't possibly afford.

 

Also my impression of Jermyn St is a large open air arcade.

 

Wonder why we haven't seen pictures of the shop all decked out or the staff with reindeer antlers on?

 

One question:  Does Foster's make bespoke elf shoes??

 

Beau

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I was in London several weeks ago for the first time.  The arcades were a pleasant surprise.  I had heard of them but I pictured them as dark with stodgy old stores as that's how they appeared in some of the pictures.  The reality is that the one's I was in were bright and airy and full of stores selling unique items.  Yes there were the occasional duds but I found some of the best macaron's I have ever had (including Paris) in one and I had a sublime cup of tea in another while window shopping luggage that I couldn't possibly afford.

 

Also my impression of Jermyn St is a large open air arcade.

 

Wonder why we haven't seen pictures of the shop all decked out or the staff with reindeer antlers on?

 

One question:  Does Foster's make bespoke elf shoes??

 

Beau

 

Beau,

 

I remember our discussion about this very well, it is a very interesting part of town. The Burlington Arcade (1819 springs to mind as the date of construction, someone correct me if I'm wrong) was quite the pleasure centre of St James's with ladies plying their trade in the workrooms (deliciously appropriate word that) above the shops.

 

Pictures of the shop to come later today and, yes, we'll make bespoke shoes for Elves, though not sure about 'Elf shoes' if you see what I mean!

 

Have a lovely Christmas

 

 

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This.

A long while since I walked down the Burlington Arcade.

A lot of talking about redevelopment but it looks as good as ever.

Merry Xmas to all at F&S!

 

meister,

 

You're right, it seems that nothing really changes, apart from the absence of the young ladies who used to frequent the workrooms.

 

All the best to you too for Christmas.

 

Foster & Son

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I like C&J look to their shops - bright and airy. The problem has always been that it's so difficult to see what you are buying in a dark, pokey shop. Tricker's is an example of that and when I bought a pair of shoes from them ages ago I actually had to take them outside to look at them. Appreciate some interiors are impossible to do much with, probably to do with listing and so on.
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I like C&J look to their shops - bright and airy. The problem has always been that it's so difficult to see what you are buying in a dark, pokey shop. Tricker's is an example of that and when I bought a pair of shoes from them ages ago I actually had to take them outside to look at them. Appreciate some interiors are impossible to do much with, probably to do with listing and so on.

 

rabiesinfrance,

 

A very timely post! You're right about the C& shop it does have an 'airy' feel to it as does EG. I think that ours isn't too bad myself and have the Foster & Son Christmas window photo's to 'prove' it.

 

 

 

 

Foster & Son

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rabiesinfrance,

A very timely post! You're right about the C& shop it does have an 'airy' feel to it as does EG. I think that ours isn't too bad myself and have the Foster & Son Christmas window photo's to 'prove' it.










Foster & Son

Lovely inside. I like the displays.

An item which might look nice would be a traditional flap-over canvas game/fishing bag. I know Ducker sell them, and New & Lingwood have a few (I think Chapman made).

It would be nice to have something to go with your country range.
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Lovely inside. I like the displays.

An item which might look nice would be a traditional flap-over canvas game/fishing bag. I know Ducker sell them, and New & Lingwood have a few (I think Chapman made).

It would be nice to have something to go with your country range.

 

That's a very interesting suggestion, I'll be sure to pass it on, many thanks.

 

Foster & Son

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That's a very interesting suggestion, I'll be sure to pass it on, many thanks.

Foster & Son

A few thoughts...

Most canvas game/fishing bags are a bit on the small side for use as modern go-to work bags. I would suggest something capable of holding two A4-sized folders with a little bit of room. Though not too big to get away from the light shoulder bag look. The Hardy "Compact" bag (which I have) is slightly too big at 17" x 11" whereas the Hardy "Test" bag is slightly too small at 15" x 12". (I suppose the best way to design these things is practically.) Something with the Foster logo on the front would be fantastic (on that oblong bit of leather on the front of the bag). Final thought - could use something like a scotch grain brown leather or burgundy grain leather. Shoe makers are making belts out of their shoe leather, so why not on the leather fittings on bags? To my knowledge no-one has yet made the cross-over to game/fishing bags. Anyway.
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A few thoughts...

Most canvas game/fishing bags are a bit on the small side for use as modern go-to work bags. I would suggest something capable of holding two A4-sized folders with a little bit of room. Though not too big to get away from the light shoulder bag look. The Hardy "Compact" bag (which I have) is slightly too big at 17" x 11" whereas the Hardy "Test" bag is slightly too small at 15" x 12". (I suppose the best way to design these things is practically.) Something with the Foster logo on the front would be fantastic (on that oblong bit of leather on the front of the bag). Final thought - could use something like a scotch grain brown leather or burgundy grain leather. Shoe makers are making belts out of their shoe leather, so why not on the leather fittings on bags? To my knowledge no-one has yet made the cross-over to game/fishing bags. Anyway.


That's an excellent design brief and we'll be sure to look at it, thank you very much for this!

 

Foster & Son

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An early Christmas present to myself from F&S, having purchased a despatch case F&S in the Spring in red, I ordered one customized in black, and it arrives this past week just in time for Christmas.....

















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Those are awesome. Can I ask how much they weigh, though?

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Those really are amazing.

 

I know this is an odd question, but what does one use those for?

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Impressive Christmas window.  Those bags are very appealing.

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Those really are amazing.

 

I know this is an odd question, but what does one use those for?

 

MSchapiro,

 

People use these for all sorts, from important papers to everyday-briefcase type use. They're actually very versatile.

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Those are awesome. Can I ask how much they weigh, though?

 

YRR92, they weigh 3-4Kgs depending on make up.

 

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An early Christmas present to myself from F&S, having purchased a despatch case F&S in the Spring in red, I ordered one customized in black, and it arrives this past week just in time for Christmas..... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

















 

Stunning!

 

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