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March 22, 2016

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Barker’s New Brogues

Sometimes to break the norm, you don’t actually need to create something new but just refresh the details. That is precisely what Barker has done with their new full brogue, set for S/S2016 release. It would appear that they created a new medallion which I say is quite interesting. And on top of that, for their brogueing punches instead of your common round hole shape, they used star shaped punches. But the shoe itself is […]

July 1, 2014

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Barker at Pitti Uomo 86: S/S2015 = COLORS!

  During my tour all of the stalls at Pitti Uomo was a quick pit stop at Barker to see what they were going to be getting up to for the upcoming seasons. It was a nice colorful surprise to see what they had one show, which was an array of shoes that not even I could have thought of. Not only were there loads of bi-colored shoes, but even more so, a good amount […]

November 1, 2012

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Barker Goes Bold!

It’s always interesting to see classic companies starting to do bold things, and Barker is no exception. This model here was definitely something that the average British company would never dream of doing and I remember vividly the disbelief that I had when I first saw them. I was absolutely astonished to see something so bold being produced by a traditional British shoe company, but also felt proud, as for me it was a sign […]

August 14, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Barker Double Monks

During the Summer sale period here in London, if you look hard enough, you can find some great deals, as was the case for my colleague who found these Charles Tyrwhitt double monks (made by Barker) for around 165. As the residential Shoe Snob here at G&H, many of my colleagues will come to me for shoe advice, to show off their new shoes or as in the case of most ask me to shine […]