Our guiding principle is that our crafted products are wherever possible made in England.

The centre of this activity is the Foster & Son workshop, situated right over our retail store in Jermyn Street, and staffed by an enthusiastic dedicated team of shoe and bootmakers who have many years’ experience in leather craftsmanship.

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If you would like to recieve information about Foster & Son, news about special offers or travel, please register your details here. We anticipate offering online purchasing quite shortly and hope this will be well received. For bespoke goods, or those that need fitting we shall continue to encourage customers to contact us personally rather than buying over the web.


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Pitti Spring 2019

      We had a very successful first show at this year's Pttti Uomo, with our new collection receiving widespread acclaim 

Ducker & Son Oxford

Next door to the famous outfitters Walters, Duckers at No. 6  Turl Street have shod generations of Oxford undergraduates with hand made bespoke shoes and boots. The firm was founded by Edward and Mrs. Ducker in 1898, and they ran the business until their deaths in 1947. The firm's business continued under dedicated owners until … Continue reading

Great British Brands

We are delighted to be included again as one of the Country & Town House 150 Great British Brands of 2019. Their sumptuous 2019 edition, packed with high quality editorial, is a comprehensive showcase of the best Britain has to offer. see: https://www.countryandtownhouse.co.uk/brands-guide/foster-son/

Full Steam Ahead! BBC2

Social and craft historian Ruth Goodman features Foster & Son in "Full Steam Aheadf!", BBC 2 's documentary reflecting the transformation of society created by the coming of the railways in 19th Century Britain. The 6 part series started on18th December 2016, and Foster … Continue reading

From Citi to Foster & Son…!

Latest from eFinancial careers- video

Our Chairman’s favourite shoe!

Jon Holt offers some well informed comment from industry insiders. Here's my favourite…but   Visit his blog  or Twitter @BespokeGent for more!

School kids and Billionaires

From school children to Billionaires! This week our Workshop played host to youngsters at Bryanston Square school to pass on some of our enthusiasm for craft careers, and were also featured in Billionaire.com. Maybe one day…!

Country LIfe feature

Emma Hughes writes about her visit to our Workshop in the November 14th edition of Country Life p.86

Sweden’s Plaza Magazine feature

Plaza Magazine (www.plazamagazine.com), established over 10 years with a wide international readership, offer "the best international photographers, writers and stylists". They visited us recently and we're sure you will agree their treatment of Foster & Son and our shoemaking craft … Continue reading

Eric Musgrave loves Fosters!

Eric Musgrave, doyen of the fashion trade and founder of FHM magazine, came to visit us recently. Read the blog, courtesy of Hudson Walker at:  http://www.hudsonwalker.com/news/

Olympian with a taste for fine shoes!

Olympian Maurice Greene paid us a visit to be fitted with some beautiful shoes!. Check out the video on YouTube: [Watch the video]

Ladies Bespoke Shoes

Foster & Son are delighted to have Caroline Groves on our team at 83 Jermyn Street. Caroline is, so far as we are aware, the only true ladies' bespoke maker working in the UK today, and her beautiful creations combine … Continue reading

Tokyo visit December 2018

Here are details of our upcoming Tokyo trunk show, hosted by Emiko Matsuda. Dates: December 21st  through  December 25th Venue: At ANA INTERCONTINENTAL TOKYO By Appointment Only Clients who have fittings will be contacted directly by Emiko. For new clients, please sign up to our … Continue reading

Foster & Son on BBC Radio London

Catch up with Chairman Richard Edgecliffe-Johnson in discussion with Robert Elms on BBC Radio London, in celebration of London Craft Week 2018   BBC Radio London Minute 14 to 26.  

United States of America Trunk Show – Spring 2018

  United States of America Trunk Show 13th May – 23rd May 2018   W S Foster & Son and Henry Maxwell Bespoke Shoes are delighted to be returning to the USA and will be carrying samples of our finest … Continue reading

USA Trunk Show – October 2017

We are pleased to announce the dates of our next USA trunk show will be from 8th – 19th October:   BOSTON The Country Club, 191 Clyde St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Tel: +1 617-566-0240 8th October, 9.30am-3pm (Club members only) The … Continue reading

Trunk Shows to Europe

Details of our Autumn 2016 visit to Germany: Frankfurt am Main Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Am Kaiserplatz, 60311 Wednesday 7th December,  12pm – 6:00pm Thursday 8th December         9am - 1:00pm  For appointments please email: shoemakers@foster.co.uk  UK telephone: 00 44 207 930 … Continue reading

USA Autumn Trunk Show

Our 2016 Autumn visit to the USA will be from from 6th -15th October: Dallas, Texas: The Hanger Project, 1327 Motor Circle, Dallas, Texas 75207 Thursday     6th October,  1pm – 7pm Boston, Mass. The Eliot Hotel, 370 Commonwealth Avenue MA 01607 Friday … Continue reading