Neuwertig – Bespoke W. S. FOSTER & SON Ltd., Jermyn St., Brogued High Vamp Loafer: 43-43.5D
€850.00Réservé pour Monsieur R. S., Paris
Size: 43-43.5 [US. 10] [UK 9]
Styles: Brogues, Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Custom-Bespoke-Maas, Loafers
W. S. Foster & Son, Ltd.
83 Jermyn Street, London SW1, Telephone +44 (0)207 930 5385
“Antique Tan” Full Brogue High Vamp Loafer
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 it trades today at 83 Jermyn Street opposite Fortnums. They supply boots, shoes and a wide range of riding and hunting accessories from shops in London and Paris.
Foster & Son can invest as much as 100 hours in a pair of boot or shoes. They take measurements in their shop or by arrangement at your home or office in London. The cost; £1,870 for shoes, £3600 for boots and £250 for the specially made wooden trees. Ref: http://foster.co.uk/our-products/bespoke-services/ Delivery in 4 to 6 months.
The choice of leather in the making of this shoe is extraordinary. This lovely classic High Vamp Loafer is executed in a singularly lovely, hand tinted, “antique” tan calfskin, and the shoe is entirely hand made -notice the hand sewn welt, invisibly channeled and skived- a product of one of England’s oldest and greatest shoemakers.
This and two other recently list shoes are from the estate of Jerry Weintraub, (September 26, 1937 – July 6, 2015) ,the film producer, concert promoter and talent agent, winner of three Emmys and sometime CEO of United Artists.
Weintraub began his career as a talent agent, managing singer John Denver in 1970. Weintraub was said to make “show business history” by being the first to organize large arena concert tours for singers, among whom were Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, The Four Seasons, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Three Dog Night and The Carpenters.
As a film producer, Weintraub became Hollywood royalty, producing films such as director Robert Altman‘s Nashville (1975), Barry Levinson‘s Diner (1982), the original version of The Karate Kid (1984) and its 2010 remake, as well as the remake Ocean’s Eleven (2001), and its two sequels starring Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, among others. Later, Weintraub was executive producer of HBO’s series The Brink and HBO’s Behind the Candelabra in 2013, which won an Emmy. In 2014, he won another Emmy as co-producer of Years of Living Dangerously, a television documentary about global warming. In 2011, HBO broadcast a television documentary about Weintraub’s life, called His Way.
Size Details:9.5E UK.....US 10D......Continental 43-43.5D, for the medium width foot.
Excellent near-new original condition; perhaps worn only a half-dozen times.