A timeless Barker Goodyear welted men’s shoe (Made In England) will be in the colour black, no matter the style as it’s a staple that stands proudly in every gentleman’s wardrobe. Alongside other menswear icons including the classic white shirt, a pair of denim jeans and the white sneaker is the formal dress shoe, ready to be called upon no matter the event or occasion.
Slip on styles are fitting for all seasons in particular the Spring / Summer months due to their versatility at home, in the office or on holiday. The men’s loafer is a timeless classic that is as popular within the Barker collection today as it was many years ago it isn’t a surprise considering the loafer’s history.
There are several types of brogue shoes including the full brogue (also known as a wingtip), semi brogue, quarter brogue and the longwing brogue which can come in the form of Oxford, Derby, Wholecut or Monk strap shoe styles.
Several of the shoemaking stages including the design, lasting and making of a pair of Barker Goodyear welted shoes are completed on a Barker last which are made by one of the only last makers remaining in the UK, Spring Line.
The leather Oxford shoe is recognised around the world as the ultimate formal dress shoe for its elegant silhouette and is available in several designs including the most popular being plain and toe cap Oxford styles.