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 of progression. And while I prefer one of the original models made, in dark brown suede with red brogueing/stitching, I still think that these models are quite cool too. I had always myself wanted to design something as such, with contrast brogueing, but it looks like Barker beat me to it and now I will have to think of a way to differentiate myself! Oh well….anyway, keeping short today so see you tomorrow!
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