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Thank you both for your replies. I derived my question from the fact that the position of eyelets are different on the pairs. 

 

Silhouette,

 

That's a very, very interesting point. I'll ask tomorrow whether this would have an effect. I'm tempted to commonsense it and say yes, but I'll check first.

 

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Gentlemen,

 

Opinions very welcome on these vintage shoes.

 

 

 

 

 

Foster & Son


Cool...very beaufitiful...

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Thank you both for your replies. I derived my question from the fact that the position of eyelets are different on the pairs. 

 

Silhouette,

 

I've asked the guys this morning about this and they've confirmed that eyelet position can have quite a significant effect on fit. Not surprising really I suppose.

 

Foster & Son

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Gentlemen,

 

Opinions very welcome on these vintage shoes.

 

 

 

 

 

Foster & Son

Lovely combination indeed. What would have caused the interior damage, as the outside looks unworn? Is it the sun, or handling as a sample? Can the whole liner be replaced btw, in a shoe that has damage due to wear on the inside? Thanks as always for these photos of unique shoes. Much appreciated.

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Lovely combination indeed. What would have caused the interior damage, as the outside looks unworn? Is it the sun, or handling as a sample?

 

daizawaguy,

 

Very good question. I suspect a combination of the two. It may also have been subject to some significant stresses when the last was pulled out, which I suspect was some considerable time after the shoe was made.

 

Foster & Son

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Why is the tongue faded partially? If it isn't faded, how did you redye the upper without redyeing the white stitching?
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Why is the tongue faded partially? If it isn't faded, how did you redye the upper without redying the white stitching?

 

VegTan,

 

That's a fabulous question. I was going to say that light (clearly not) or friction (possibly) caused it, I'll have a look at the rest of the shoe and see what I can find out.

 

Foster & Son

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Thank you. The shoe lace seems to be dyed partially, so I believe the upper was redyed. I'm curious about the method.
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Why is the tongue faded partially? If it isn't faded, how did you redye the upper without redyeing the white stitching?

 

The mystery deepens. George has taken the photos below and, well, there doesn't seem to be any obvious cause. We've ruled out re-dyeing on the very good grounds that VegTan has established and there doesn't appear to be any friction transfer.

 

 

 

Foster & Son

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Fred Astaire shoes

We've just got these back from the workshop. They're a period copy of the shoes that we made for Fred Astaire and they're just about to go out again for a sample RTW version to be made. We thought we'd better photograph these while we could.










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I wonder if the originals are in this pile somewhere! happy.gif

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Thank you. The shoe lace seems to be dyed partially, so I believe the upper was redyed. I'm curious about the method.

 

VegTan,

 

Sorry, hadn't picked this up before I posted the above. I'll check thoroughly tomorrow, but shared your initial thought that the because the  thread doesn't seem to have been affected by a re-dye it couldn't have happened.

 

Foster & Son

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I wonder if the originals are in this pile somewhere! happy.gif

 

PhiloVance,

 

What I wouldn't do for that collection!

 

Foster & Son

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I don't believe you'll find them in that picture above, but we believe you'll find them (or their dance version) in the movie clip in post #506 .

 

As one can see, Mr. Astaire preferred a wide variety of toe shapes, including soft chisel, classic round and pointed round.  I believe they were in accordance with what is most classic for the particular style, such as soft chisel on a full brogue spectator, round toe on a two tone derby, slightly pointed on a suede plain toe Balmoral.

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Double Monk bespoke sample

Another bespoke sample, possibly '90s




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Spade soles ...very interesting ...keep it up!
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Gentlemen,

Opinions very welcome on these vintage shoes.





Foster & Son

Interesting seeing a modern sort of shape aka 80s onwards with 60s style lazy lacing.
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