If you are an Edward Green lover you are going to have your jaw dropped by the collection of footwear that Mr. Welt & Barrel has on his IG page. Calling it impressive doesn’t even scratch the surface. It’s mind-blowingly cool with a variety of styles and colors and models that would leave any snob like me in awe of such achievement. But today lets focus on his Galway collection.
I think that I got all of them but could be some that he does not break out as often and was not trying to sift through years of uploads like a mad man. I think that my favorite of the bunch is the one highlighted. While I prefer EG’s 82 last (the Almond toe) I love the color combination here in the Vintage Oak and Loden suede. It is such a striking contrast but that does not go overboard. And the Loden suede is one of my favorite offerings by Charles Stead and a shade that I feel is highly undervalued and underutilized. But Mr. Welt & Barrel must feel the same way that I do as I see he has ordered it often on several different pairs. The Galway is probably, and arguably by most, the best (and most copied) derby boot ever made. EG really nailed the pattern on that and for me, when paired with the 82 last and a double leather sole, it becomes the ultimate boot. Which one of the bunch is your favorite?