The other major stop on my quick trip to London was at WS Foster for a fitting of a pair of bespoke oxblood colored semi-brogues. These are meant for wear with navy city suits.
Foster lastmaker Simon Bolzoni is on leave to get married so I was honored to have Terry Moore, the man who trained Simon, check the shoes himself. At this stage they are just the uppers without a sole or heel but you can already see the Foster chisel toe, which may be my favorite shoe shape. And for anyone who's wondering, they have not been polished. The white punches will be filled with black polish and they'll be brought to a gleam before I see them next.
Delivery should be in about four weeks and I'm excited. But that's what happens when you're a shoe geek.