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post #811 of 1072
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Oh and before I forget, we will be using leather for toe puffs and the counter.

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Just chiming in to say that the last came out very nicely. I look forward to the final refinements.
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Can I trade in my side laces for a new pair!!  These are beautiful shoes.  Will definitely give me a reason to visit the Trunk Show in NYC.  Guess I better make an appointment. :)

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Just chiming in to say that the last came out very nicely. I look forward to the final refinements.

 

Mr. Six, many thanks for the kind words.

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Can I trade in my side laces for a new pair!!  These are beautiful shoes.  Will definitely give me a reason to visit the Trunk Show in NYC.  Guess I better make an appointment. :)

 

Beau, yours have the distinction of age and are really quite venerable. Come and see us in NY, Andy and Jon will make you very welcome.

post #816 of 1072
Speaking of the trunk show, the invitations mentions making appointments, so is this for one-on-one meetings about commissions, or can we just pop in and have a look?
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Well... that side-lacer is a weird model, but actually quite useful as a sample for showing the shape of the last. And I know some people like them. Obviously, whether or not to do antiquing is the customer's choice, but the version shown is, literally, the opposite of the window-bleached style Foster is known for.
Btw, I do like the last shape from what I can see.

I have a chisel toe Austrian style side-laced wholecut in black that I like. I too thought they were odd until I saw someone wear it IRL and then had to have one.
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Thanks for pointing out the classic original, but the new one is too `Berluti`-like, especially the patina (versus fading), and I think more classic styles would be truer to tradition. Not sure of the current customer base, but solid classics are timeless. I do wish you every success though, as it`s just my personal opinion.

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Speaking of the trunk show, the invitations mentions making appointments, so is this for one-on-one meetings about commissions, or can we just pop in and have a look?

 

You would be very welcome to pop in for a look, It would help us though if you could let us know that you're coming.

 

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I have a chisel toe Austrian style side-laced wholecut in black that I like. I too thought they were odd until I saw someone wear it IRL and then had to have one.

 

You're right about that IMHO. I was, personally, somewhat cold on the whole idea until I saw Andy wearing the sample and it just popped.

 

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Thanks for pointing out the classic original, but the new one is too `Berluti`-like, especially the patina (versus fading), and I think more classic styles would be truer to tradition. Not sure of the current customer base, but solid classics are timeless. I do wish you every success though, as it`s just my personal opinion.

 

That's a very, very good point and I will be sure to talk to the guys about it.

 

Gentlemen, thank you so much for your suggestions and feedback!

 

Foster & Son

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wurger, we expect to have a reasonable stock in most sizes of the initial designs so that customers can order them for immediate delivery. But the MTO route will also be available for special make ups and so on.


daizawaguy, it is based on a previous classic model, please see the pictures below.









mafoofan, very good point. We wanted to see what our people could do so sort of 'chucked the kitchen sink' at this one.

dopey, many thanks for the feedback. the side lace shoe can look quite challenging but it's definitely a shoe that takes on its full character best when it's worn. We wanted to see what our people could do and the side-lace is a fairly difficult design to get right first time. As we said above in response to mafoofan we were very keen to throw everything at this one and see where it took us. The changes to the next sample detailed in the final photo will take us another iteration towards getting it absolutely right.

Please keep the opinions coming in gents, we really do value the time you've taken on this one.

Foster & Son

This skin is fantastic ... how old is this shoe?
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This skin is fantastic ... how old is this shoe?

 

Gianni Cerrutti,

 

It's about 70-75 years old from memory.

 

Foster & Son

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Gianni Cerrutti,

 

It's about 70-75 years old from memory.

 

Foster & Son

Fantastic ... I'm really beautiful ... congratulations ... show something even more vintage and unique.

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Fantastic ... I'm really beautiful ... congratulations ... show something even more vintage and unique.

 

Gianni,

 

Thank you very much for your kind words. We've already shown a number of our vintage collection models and will be showing more soon. This shoe is spectacular though, isn't it?

 

Foster & Son

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Foster and Son Vintage Bespoke Collection

 

Gentlemen,

 

We thought you might like to see this vintage balmoral shoe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foster & Son

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