Eric Musgrave

Since 1980, menswear & fashion retail commentator, opinionated thought-leader,
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The Westbury oxford from Foster and Son

I do like classic English formal shoes, so I was pleased to add to my collection a pair of Westbury oxfords from Foster & Son at 83 Jermyn Street.

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Made in Northamptonshire, this classic punch cap oxford is an updated version of a style that Foster has been selling since the 1960s.

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I went for an 81/2 in a F fitting but next time I will try a slightly wider last as I find this just a tad tight after a long day’s wearing. Rest assured I don’t wear the black antique calf with a brown suit, as my photos may suggest. I just happened to be wearing it when I picked up the shoes, which cost £475.DSC03337

 

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