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Foster & Sons ready made shoes thread

LThomsen

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They look great. Did you size down a half size based on your US size?
 

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How many EG clients would switch to FS looking for leather toe stiffeners when they have a wider range of models, lasts and leathers at EG where they already know their size?

Imo FS entered into an already saturated market where brand reputation is the selling point.
How is the market saturated?
 

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Jeffrey West 1987 and Oliver Sweeney.
Gaziano & Girling, Newman & Regent and Franklin Footwear are three relatively new brands with their own factories (for factory made classic shoes, there's also sneaker brands like Crown Northampton and if we talk bespoke makers a bunch, like Templeman, Sebastian Tarek, McCormack's brand, Dominic Casey, Carreducker and so on). If we count in brands made by other factories and also in other countries (like Sweeney) there's plenty, of the top of my head we have all the new stores own brands like Herring, Bodiley's, Robinson's Shoes, Edward & James, Charles Thyrwith etc, and other ones are for example Duggers of London and Andy Murphy shoes.
 
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Somebody should buy this:

Say compared to the EG Malvern and G&G Rothschild, I'd take this any day of the week, especially when you consider the discount. I really wish they were my size.
I have been wathching these, but typically use 10.5 rather than 10 - unsure how "rounded" the 05 last is? I am 10.5 Carmina Rain and TLB whereas I use 45/45.5 in Vass F/U last. Have a number of old Church's and Cheaney shoes from my days working in the City some 15-20 years back, but unsure what last. £658.33 is a good price, but only if they fit and all cobblers are closed in my hometown due to covid-19:(
 

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And then either the EG Dover or the Foster Keble. No red undertones in the shoes! Conservative last. Square waist. No crazy internet menswear details. Just tasteful. The lack of red undertones allows you to easily wear these with the outfit above.

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Dover < Keble. Don't @ me
 

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I have been wathching these, but typically use 10.5 rather than 10 - unsure how "rounded" the 05 last is? I am 10.5 Carmina Rain and TLB whereas I use 45/45.5 in Vass F/U last. Have a number of old Church's and Cheaney shoes from my days working in the City some 15-20 years back, but unsure what last. £658.33 is a good price, but only if they fit and all cobblers are closed in my hometown due to covid-19:(
The last is perfect. But don't buy it if you typically wear a 10.5, especially if you also wear a 45 in Vass. They'll be too small, possibly by a full size IMO.
 

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Thanks. How is the fit, materials and finishing compared to other brands you wear?
Fit EG 82 last fits my feet better than F&S. Materials and finishing I'd put in the top tier of British RTW (around EG, a bit below G&G depending on how much you value the finishing) but without putting more wear on them it's hard to say.
 

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Fit EG 82 last fits my feet better than F&S. Materials and finishing I'd put in the top tier of British RTW (around EG, a bit below G&G depending on how much you value the finishing) but without putting more wear on them it's hard to say.
Sounds like at 50 % off the shoes are a steal.
 

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I have a 9UK with C&J, what do you think about a 9.5UK in D fitting (narrower?)
 

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I have a 9UK with C&J, what do you think about a 9.5UK in D fitting (narrower?)
I think a width is equivalent to a full size in length. i.e. that would be the equivalent of a 8.5E. Could work based off my experience with some other brands.
 

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