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Great to see you here , I love the form of the bespoke shoe below, do you have something similar in your RTW line and if yes is it possible to have a similar patina?

post #62 of 906
Those are just gorgeous
post #63 of 906
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Any members with experience about 888 last sizing? I'm generally a UK 9.5 in standard width.

For my only 888 last shoes, I needed to get F width rather then E; although my size (8.5) was the same.
post #64 of 906
Welcome to Styleforum, Foster! I'm glad that you've taken to social media and online forums, the voice and craft of Foster has been absent for far too long.
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I like he mild spade sole on those but they sure would like a drink of reptile leather conditioner like Bick etc.

Any idea why these are not properly conditioned and looked after, given their historic value?

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Great to see you here , I love the form of the bespoke shoe below, do you have something similar in your RTW line and if yes is it possible to have a similar patina?

 

AlexG33,

 

Thanks for the welcome. The patina on this shoe is a Foster speciality and we're glad you like it. We are bringing out a new range of shoes (hence the Edward Green offer) which will include a semi-brogue. We hope to be able to add the same patina and will let you know as soon as possible.

 

Foster & Son

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Those are just gorgeous

terrorsquad,

 

Many thanks,the Chavez is one of a number of our bespoke shoes that we are very proud of and it's still ordered regularly today.

 

Foster & Son

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Welcome to Styleforum, Foster! I'm glad that you've taken to social media and online forums, the voice and craft of Foster has been absent for far too long.

VRaivo,

 

Many thanks for your warm welcome. We hope that we can contribute to the discussions that take place here, Styleforum is already feeling like home!

 

Foster & Son

post #69 of 906
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Originally Posted by FosterandSon View Post
 

 

AlexG33,

 

Thanks for the welcome. The patina on this shoe is a Foster speciality and we're glad you like it. We are bringing out a new range of shoes (hence the Edward Green offer) which will include a semi-brogue. We hope to be able to add the same patina and will let you know as soon as possible.

 

Foster & Son

 

thanks for your reply and looking forward in seeing your new offerings..any chance they will be visible in your London boutique over the week end as I'll be in London then?

 

My question however related more to the shape of the semi brogue in the photo, will you be offering a similar shape?

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This right here is one of the reasons I frequent SF, members like Foster & Son sharing history, knowledge & experience!! A very warm welcome to SF Foster & Son make this a busy thread !! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Any idea why these are not properly conditioned and looked after, given their historic value?

daizawaguy,

 

Many thanks for your question and for Meister's suggestion.

 

It's a question of balance. We want our shoes to be seen - and handled by customers - as an intrinsic part of our living history, and for that reason we don't treat them like museum pieces. Shoes like the Chavez, above, have acquired their patina from years of exposure to sunlight and from countless hands (indeed we know that part of the pleasure of owning shoes is in the handling).

 

We do have leather conservators in from time to time and will make sure that we look carefully at the crocodile loafer.

 

Regards,

 

Foster & Son

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This right here is one of the reasons I frequent SF, members like Foster & Son sharing history, knowledge & experience!! A very warm welcome to SF Foster & Son make this a busy thread !! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

kev777,

 

Many thanks for your kind words sir!

 

Foster & Son

post #73 of 906
How about an introductory Group MTO of something a little different/special in keeping with the Foster & Son traditions and values.......just a thought, someone take the lead please ????? nod[1].gif

Foster & Son willing of course !!!!
post #74 of 906
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Originally Posted by AlexG33 View Post

Great to see you here , I love the form of the bespoke shoe below, do you have something similar in your RTW line and if yes is it possible to have a similar patina?



Some of the best patina I have seen on any shoe in my life was on their shop window a few years ago but sadly that was a made to order shoe. I have had a few pairs of Foster & Son shoes and the ones made by EG are a great bargain. Love the semi brogue above and can not wait to see it when it is available.
post #75 of 906

I'll be monitoring this thread closely. Your products are functional works of art.

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