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post #856 of 1131
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We will indeed be bringing rtw samples, I'll check on the pump and get back to you.

Thanks
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Thanks

 

GC,

 

We will be bringing our new Bow Pump with us, called, unexcitingly the Bow Pump. We've discontinued the Holyrood as of now and will be interested to see what you make of the new model.

 

Foster & Son

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GC,

We will be bringing our new Bow Pump with us, called, unexcitingly the Bow Pump. We've discontinued the Holyrood as of now and will be interested to see what you make of the new model.

Foster & Son

Thanks
post #859 of 1131
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USA Trip - New Dates Added 

 

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH WINGTIP IN SAN FRANSISCO.

 

We will be holding a Trunk Show at:

 

WINGTIP

550 MONTGOMERY STREET

SAN FRANSISCO.

94111

USA

 

415 765 0993

 

On FRIDAY 21ST March and Sat 22nd March

10am till 5pm

 

Foster & Son

post #860 of 1131
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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.

 

 

 

Gorgeous!  Is the RTW version of the Astaire shoe part of the US Trunk Show?  Is there a projected date on when the RTW will be available?

post #861 of 1131
Gorgeous, looks like a tight/slim last. How'd you describe it?
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Gorgeous!  Is the RTW version of the Astaire shoe part of the US Trunk Show?  Is there a projected date on when the RTW will be available?

 

NickCarraway,

 

Many thanks for the feedback, we love it too. Unfortunately the samples aren't ready yet so it won't be available for the States, my best guess would be sometime April/May with full RTW production perhaps August/September. Sorry about the lead times, we know they're long but this is one we've got to get right.

 

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Gorgeous, looks like a tight/slim last. How'd you describe it?

 

Cleav,

 

It will be on our new RTW last, the 30029 and I'd describe it as very slim in the waist. We're making some changes to the toe to reflect the feedback we got here about giving it a more distinct 'Foster' toe shape and will, hopefully, get this absolutely right.

 

As always SF will be the first place we post pictures.

 

Many thanks for the input gents.

 

Foster & Son

post #863 of 1131
Excellent F & S, would love to see Pics lurker[1].gif as soon as...
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Excellent F & S, would love to see Pics lurker[1].gif as soon as...

 

Cleav,

 

You will, we can't wait ourselves!

 

Foster & Son

post #865 of 1131

That looks very promising indeed. 

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That looks very promising indeed. 

 

RogerP,

 

We're really looking forward to it and hopefully it can become another Foster signature shoe.

 

Foster & Son

post #867 of 1131
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NickCarraway,

 

Many thanks for the feedback, we love it too. Unfortunately the samples aren't ready yet so it won't be available for the States, my best guess would be sometime April/May with full RTW production perhaps August/September. Sorry about the lead times, we know they're long but this is one we've got to get right.

 

I'm certain you will and please consider me as Pre Order Customer #1!  Do you have any USA stockists - I have an idea on how the timings you mention might be parlayed into a touch of publicity stateside....

post #868 of 1131
Nice thread, with some lovely pics...

I will admit to not having read all 58 pages, so apologies if it's been covered before.

Does the Maxwell name amount to anything besides the client list and physical plant? I.e., is there some stylistic or construction detail that would make you want to put a Maxwell label on a shoe instead of Foster? If A&S were to buy Dege or Huntsman, you could easily imagine them keeping the second label alive even if they were all under the same roof with one tax bill.
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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post
 

 

I'm certain you will and please consider me as Pre Order Customer #1!  Do you have any USA stockists - I have an idea on how the timings you mention might be parlayed into a touch of publicity stateside....

 

NickCarraway,

 

Thank you very much indeed sir! We would love to hear your ideas, perhaps we could PM?

 

Foster & Son

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Nice thread, with some lovely pics...

I will admit to not having read all 58 pages, so apologies if it's been covered before.

Does the Maxwell name amount to anything besides the client list and physical plant? I.e., is there some stylistic or construction detail that would make you want to put a Maxwell label on a shoe instead of Foster? If A&S were to buy Dege or Huntsman, you could easily imagine them keeping the second label alive even if they were all under the same roof with one tax bill.

 

Concordia,

 

That's a very good question. Henry Maxwell was founded in 1740 and was originally a spurrier, then sometime in the late 19th century Maxwell's started to make boots, primarily for hunting and the military, and only subsequently branched out into shoemaking. All of our country shoes and boots carry the Henry Maxwell name in order to keep the country tradition alive, whilst our city shoes and boots are Foster & Son, a company that have been shoemakers since 1840.

 

As far as bespoke work is concerned we tend to major on the Foster styles (toe shapes etc) but it is quite curious, having seen a number of old Maxwell catalogues, how similar the Foster and Maxwell shapes actually are. 

 

Hope that helps.

 

Foster & Son


Edited by FosterandSon - 3/9/14 at 4:15am
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