Friday, 16 December 2016
Foster and Son - Elegance and Masculinity
Oldest Established London Bespoke Shoemaker
Below we see a short but highly informative video presented by Richard Edgecliffe-Johnson, Chairman of Foster & Son, explaining the history of Foster's bespoke London shoe-making business. He also describes a little bit of the process of making their bespoke shoes.
Richard believes that Foster & Son have survived because their dedication to crafting shoes of great quality and beauty has been uncompromising.
Having watched it, I don't know what you think, but the last making looks very difficult indeed. I have trouble sharpening a pencil. The lasts look like mini works of art in themselves.
Richard is entirely correct when he says a 'classic English handmade shoe has a degree of refinement, elegance and masculinity in a design that's unique'.