As the UK starts to plan ahead following the latest relaxing of the COVID-19 restrictions the return of off Weddings, formal events or simply going back to the office has been welcomed by shoe enthusiasts as it’s meant we can make use of our shoe collections again. It has long been said that investing in a quality pair of Goodyear welted shoes is a wise decision especially when it comes to a formal dress shoe.
When it comes to shoes that will suit all occasions not every shoe style is up to the job as being able to wear a pair of shoes with formal and casual attire isn’t easy. Styling your shoes with suiting on one occasion then with denim jeans or chino trousers the next is the highest level of adaptability which should be considered when investing in a pair of Barker Goodyear welted shoes.
After the men’s Oxford shoe the Derby is one of the most popular styles across the Barker range including the BarkerTech, Country and Creative collections. Whether they are referred to as a Derby, Gibson or Blucher shoe, this style is characterised by an open lacing system and fits a large variety of foot shapes.
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.