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Thread: Fosters Menswear. Principles for men.

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    Default Fosters Menswear. Principles for men.

    CAn anyone else remember Fosters Menswear shops from the 80's? I had a really 'nice' paisley shirt from there and an even 'nicer' pink and white candystripe shirt too (the white stripes were all searsukker) amonst other things. They did a range of jeans called 'Smithy' that were quite trendy at the time. It was really trendy in its day then it dissapeared in the mid 90's I think. Same for Principles for men. Had loads of really nice jumpers from there and a great coat or 2! Another great shop thats long gone!!
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    I used to love Foster's, I bought my first suit there in the eighties, single button, thin lapels and dark grey with coloured flecks. Do you remember the trend for pulling your suit jacket sleeves up above your elbows?

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    I do remember that trend. My sister's boyfriend used to do it!! I also had a thin gray leather tie from fosters!!
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    I remember Fosters, used to go there myself as it was cheap.

    I think they existed until the mid to late 90's.
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    I remember Foster's very well and bought lots of things there in my teenage years.

    I found this pic.


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    Nice Find MB. The male model looks a across between of Burt Reynolds and Action man, maybe he's name Action Burt rofl

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    Quote Originally Posted by huggie74 View Post
    Nice Find MB. The male model looks a across between of Burt Reynolds and Action man, maybe he's name Action Burt rofl
    LoL! It's John Conteh, the famous boxer.

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    WOW great pic!! That must be from the mid-late 70's is it?? I always preferd Fosters to Topman.
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    Stockport had a Fosters until the mid 1990s, they seemed to go very quickly, were theu taken over & quickly rebranded?
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    Default Re: Fosters Menswear. Principles for men.

    I remember when Fosters were known as Foster Brothers. At least that's what was above the front of their store in Middle Street, Yeovil until the mid eighties. Mid eighties they moved from Middle Street into the Quedam Shopping Centre, where their new store had a outward pointing triangular sign with FOSTERS in neon lettering either side. Why they dropped the Brothers bit I don't know.

    Also I remember their TV advert late 1970s / early 1980s, with the slogan "Foster Menswear ... Right style right price". That was followed with the tagline "Your Christmas Quids-in Sale" (that had a picture of a hand with banknote ends sticking out above it).

    They disappeared all of a sudden everywhere, I haven't seen a Fosters store anywhere for years now. Does anyone know what happened to them?

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