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Foster & Son Cordwainers College bespoke shoes

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#1 tailleuse

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 09:13 AM

Interview with the senior shoemaker at Foster & Son, a London establishment.  I see that the address is Jermyn Street.  Traditionally, were the shoemakers on that street, along with the shirtmakers?


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:14 AM

Excellent. I love this bit:

 

VR: Why classics instead of fashion?

EM: With fashion, you need to keep creating new designs constantly. That, to me, is very tiring. Even with classics they do have trends but the movement is very slow. That’s what I feel comfortable with. My master always says, in terms of shoe designs, that all were completed around the 1930’s & after that it has been going around in this same circle.


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:44 PM

I enjoyed this, too.  I feel proven wrong that a lady would not enjoy working with leather. :)  Also appreciate the quote that Henry highlighted. Good interview.


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