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Welcome to Foster & Son/Henry Maxwell

Some Foster and Son bespoke shoes We are the oldest bespoke shoemaker in London; WS Foster & Son was founded in 1840, Henry Maxwell in 1750, and are known as “the shoemaker’s shoemaker” because of the quality of our work. … Continue reading

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The Shoe Shops of Jermyn Street

Jermyn Street is a globally important centre for men’s shoe shopping. If we include Prince’s Arcade and Piccadilly Arcade then we have 15 of the world’s best men’s shoe shops within a hundred and fifty yards of each other. We’ve been out … Continue reading

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Foster & Son – Emma Lakin

Emma Lakin: What is your background and what brought you to Fosters? I studied Textile & Fashion Design at Brighton University 12 years ago during which I did a placement in a shoemaker’s workshop. This helped me to realise that … Continue reading

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Foster & Son – Gerry Holtz

Gerry Holtz: What is your background and what brought you to Fosters? I have spent the last 20 years working in retail including running my own business to working at Suit You – Moss Bros and Savoy Tailors Guild in … Continue reading

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Foster & Son – Lucy Smith

Lucy Smith: What is your background and what brought you to Fosters? I graduated from Corwainers College in 2012 with the aim to finding a job where I would be working creatively with my hands.  I then took on a … Continue reading

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Foster & Son – Richard Quelch

Richard Quelch: What is your background and what brought you to Fosters? I started my shoe adventure around 5 years ago with Crockett & Jones where I learnt a lot about the Northampton footwear industry and the shoe world in … Continue reading

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Foster & Son – George Wakeford

George Wakeford: What is your background and what brought you to Fosters? My family have had a presence in the shoe industry for generations in Somerset and as such I have always been fascinated by the shoe trade. I came … Continue reading

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