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post #886 of 1125
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OK, I'll bite. WiIl they be available in calf or only suede?

 

They are nice looking shoes.  

 

Beau

 

Beau,

 

Lovely to hear from you.

 

They will be available in calf and we will let you know as soon as they arrive.

 

Foster & Son

post #887 of 1125
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I really like the choice of brass buckle!

 

I can't tell too well from the pic..but it looks like the heel could be a little taller. correct me if i'm mistaken.

 

PCK1,

 

Interesting point. It might be the angle the pictures were taken from, I'll get the guys to measure them.

 

Foster & Son

post #888 of 1125

I would be very interested in them when they are available in calf...been looking for something along those lines with brass buckles..

post #889 of 1125
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I would be very interested in them when they are available in calf...been looking for something along those lines with brass buckles..

 

PCK1,

 

We'll be sure to let you know as soon as we have them.

 

Foster & Son

post #890 of 1125
So, shall I come to Jermyn Street or do you do mail order?
post #891 of 1125
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So, shall I come to Jermyn Street or do you do mail order?

 

Cleav,

 

Happy to work with you either way, if you PM us we can talk through the options.

 

Foster & Son

post #892 of 1125
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Good morning all,

 

Having just introduced our new Double Monk, we thought it would be a good idea to post a sneak preview of some of the styles we are considering over the next few months. Unfortunately given the early stages of the process we can't give you too many details or close up photos. As always we value your thoughts and suggestions!

 

Foster & Son

 

 

post #893 of 1125
Great line up, what lasts are you using?
post #894 of 1125
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Great line up, what lasts are you using?

 

wurger, they're all on our new lasts. We're looking to refine the models over the next few weeks.

post #895 of 1125

Happy Easter to all!

 

I especially like the last that the black captoe and brogues are on.

 

Will you be increasing the SPI on the welts in final production for the Foster's collection?

post #896 of 1125
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Happy Easter to all!

 

I especially like the last that the black captoe and brogues are on.

 

Will you be increasing the SPI on the welts in final production for the Foster's collection?

 

FredAstaire1899,

 

I don't currently know what the next iteration will look like in terms of design brief but will definitely pass your feedback on as a request.:)

 

 

Foster & Son

post #897 of 1125
Foster, I've a challenge for you: why should a man buy his readymade shoes from you and not from, say, Edward Green or some other smart factory?
post #898 of 1125
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Foster, I've a challenge for you: why should a man buy his readymade shoes from you and not from, say, Edward Green or some other smart factory?

 

VRaivio,

 

Very, very good question. If someone wants a pair of rtw shoes and can find the right style at the right price then there is no reason not to buy from any of the Northampton manufacturers - assuming that members here are familiar with the standards that each are made to.

 

We work with a number of the Northampton makers to produce the Foster & Son city shoes and the Henry Maxwell country collection, and have been commissioning a number of new designs that we think will work with our new lasts, which are exclusive to Foster & Son and have been designed with significant input from Terry Moore and our bespoke team. The new designs – and there will be many more of them – are inspired by our bespoke archive.

 

Where we are working with pre-existing lasts (i.e. the manufacturer’s own) we often have access to lasts that are not being used in the manufacturer’s current production - and in one or two cases lasts that were produced specially for us. Shoe design is also ours. We also supervise some elements of production with our suppliers, that is particularly the case with our Heritage Collection shoes.

 

In short if someone wants Edward Green shoes then they should buy them with confidence, as indeed they also should with C&J, Cheaney or any of the other reputable makers. If, on the other hand, they want something that is exclusive to a bespoke shoemaker then we’re worth a good look.

 

We have exclusive designs and lasts, and a heritage that we think is unique. Foster & Son and Henry Maxwell have been trading for a combined total of 438 years.

 

We hope that this answers your question.

 

Best,

 

Foster & Son

post #899 of 1125
Is there any chance of replicating the original, larger broguing holes on the spectators (assuming that these are in fact the updated Astaire model)? The larger scale of the broguing is one of the details that gives vintage specs such character.

post #900 of 1125
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Is there any chance of replicating the original, larger broguing holes on the spectators (assuming that these are in fact the updated Astaire model)? The larger scale of the broguing is one of the details that gives vintage specs such character.

 

NickCarraway,

 

We are hoping to produce another model of these spectators which will be the 'replica' model. I will ask though about the broguing holes for this one.

 

Foster & Son

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