*BESPOKE – W. S. FOSTER & SON Ltd. – (Henry Maxwell) Full Brogue Oxford: 42-42.5D (US 9-9.5D)
Size: 42-42.5 [US.9-9.5] [UK 8-8.5]
Styles: Brogues, Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Oxfords
W. S. Foster & Son, Ltd.
83 Jermyn Street, London SW1
A privately owned company in continuous tradition for 172 years, Foster & Son is one of the oldest-established custom shoe and bootmakers in the world. With its sister company Henry Maxwell (founded 1750, the oldest remaining bootmaker in London) they trade today at 83 Jermyn Street opposite Fortnums. They supply boots, shoes and a wide range of riding and hunting accessories from shops in both London and Paris.
Even those gentlemen prepared to pay £1,870 for shoes or £3600 for boots may not be willing to go barefoot for the 8 months Foster require for delivery. . Ref:http://foster.co.uk/our-products/bespoke-services/
This present shoe is an example of traditional English bespoke shoemaking at its best; more need not be said.
Size Details:As a custom-made shoe, unmarked for size but by my practiced measurements: 8-8.5E UK........9-9.5D US.......Continental 42-42.5D, for the medium width foot.
Excellent, all original and lightly worn.