Information – Foster & Son at Skoaktiebolaget

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The Swedish retailer Skoaktiebolaget right this moment launches its newest addition to the model flora within the retailer, nothing lower than British Foster & Son, which this yr opened the primary new shoe manufacturing facility in over a decade in British Northampton. Premium footwear of the best type is what it’s all about.


Foster & Son is certainly one of three (together with John Lobb and George Cleverley) nonetheless energetic corporations of the well-known West Finish bespoke shoemakers in London. Based in 1840, and for the reason that 70’s, they’ve housed on the shoe avenue Jermyn Road. For a few years, along with its full bespoke, RTW has additionally been supplied, made by numerous factories in Northampton, however two years in the past they invested closely and opened their very own manufacturing facility. Now they raised the extent of RTW, and produce very prime quality premium footwear of stable outdated British reduce. Learn extra in regards to the new manufacturing facility on this article.

From Foster’s new, good manufacturing facility.

Skoaktiebolaget, which, as a result of corona disaster, makes the model launch solely on-line, has launched round 10 completely different fashions from Foster & Son. All the things from a traditional black plain cap toe and semi brogue oxford in black, darkish brown and lightweight brown, to an unlined idler (coming quickly) and Foster’s wonderful model of a break up toe derby. The costs begin at €990, after which that is about footwear with the best higher leather-based, oak bark tanned soles and really cautious building. The shoe firm has solely fashions from the marginally easier vary Fosters affords with sq. waists, Fosters additionally has a fair finer vary much like for instance Edward Inexperienced Prime Drawer and Gaziano & Girling Deco, with unbelievable waists and really tightly reduce, barely tapered heels which I personally would have beloved to see represented. Nonetheless, it prices about €700 extra, so I perceive the selection, and for many who need, one can order these (and naturally the usual vary) as MTO. For Swedish purchasers Skoaktiebolaget could have visits from Fosters a couple of times a yr the place they may even provide Fosters & Son’s full bespoke.

Semi brogue in mild brown leather-based on an exquisite final with a mushy sq. toe, a signum from Foster’s bespoke with the legendary lastmaker Terry Moore.

Neat bottoms.

Three completely different black fashions.

Heavier grain oxford. All photos: Skoaktiebolaget


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