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Foster & Son/Henry Maxwell: Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Former Affiliate Vendor Threads; a Locked Forum.' started by FosterandSon, Oct 11, 2013.

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  1. FosterandSon

    FosterandSon Senior member

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    HRoi, many thanks, interest has been strong. Foster & Son
     
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    F&S, oh I wish you had more 6.5E on sale...

    In regards to the Gordon spectators, can you provide the colors? I assume the smooth calf is dark oak; what color is the grain made with?

    Also, how much is shipping to the US?

    Thank you very much!
     
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    DpprDr, alas we only have what we have! The colours on the Gordon are (you were right!) Dark Oak Antique/Almond Calf. I've attached a bigger photograph so you can see more detail. Foster & Son

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    The Cavendish in dark oak on the 88 is lovely! Unfortunately, not in my size.
     
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    PhiloVance, that's a shame! Foster & Son
     
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    Our historic bespoke shoe collection Foster & Son/ Henry Maxwell
    Crocodile Loafer:

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    This crocodile loafer is a perfect example of a timeless Foster & Son bespoke shoe. It is incredibly versatile and could, at a pinch, be worn anywhere. It was the inspiration for our Aston Ready to Wear loafer.

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    It was made before 1930, during our time on Duke of York Street, when London’s bespoke shoe makers were in their prime. The leather is still intact and the shoe still on display in one of our cabinets at 83 Jermyn Street, where it always attracts interest.

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    The detailing is superb. The stitch count on the welt features 15 stitches to the inch and the stitching on the upper remains consistent throughout.

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    We would love to hear your thoughts and welcome any suggestions for classic shoes you might wish to see featured on Style Forum. If you find yourself in London come along to see us at 83 Jermyn Street.

    Foster & Son
     
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    Here are some old photos of two pairs of Foster & Son bespoke. The loafers are not that far off in design from the crocodile ones above. I have a hard time getting a good fit with loafers because of a relatively narrow ankle, so I was very happy with these. I wear them often. The oxfords were made first and once those fit well, I tried the loafers.
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    dopey, they are fabulous, thankyou
     
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    Some great deals, what a way to start on this forum :slayer:


    Same here that pair is amazing, the black calf one is tempting as well as that is my size


    Will there be any more models offered? And is payment through PayPal?
     
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    Regent Austerity Brogue is tempting but I know I need a 8.5F in the 888 last :censored:. Great pricing, very similar to the EG sale prices.
     
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    stevent, glad you like them. There won't be any more I'm afraid, this is the last of our Edward Green for Foster & Son stock. If you email us at shoemakers@foster.co.uk we'll take you through the payment options.

    earthdragon, great to hear from you.

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    Emailed about the Oak Cliftons.

    Any members with experience about 888 last sizing? I'm generally a UK 9.5 in standard width.
     
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    I would not size up. IMHO these run true to size. The 888 is quite roomy around the toe box for a slightly elongated last.
     
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    The 888 is the squared off 202 right?
     
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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.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Although many others have already welcomed you, I'd like to offer you my own, belated, welcome to Styleforum. I'm really happy to see you here.

    Fok.
     
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    Thank you Macallan

    Meister, the 888 is squarer than the 202 and we would agree with earthdragon with regard to sizing.

    Thank you Meister. The shoes have been left in original condition for the last 80+ years and we like the patina that age has given them. Bick does sound like an idea though, will talk to the guys about it.

    Fok, belated or not, much appreciated.

    Foster & Son
     
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    Great shoes dopey! Looks like the loafers had a recent resole?
     
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    Very interesting and a warm welcome to Styleforum! Construction wise are there any differences in your bespoke shoes today to these old ones?
     
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