The best of the bunch seems to be the Barker on e-bay. have the Barker Flynn on tan colour. I bought a couple of years ago on sale for 90.00 quid. It is also a okay shoe. Be aware is quite a wide shoe.
I don't have any AS Premier but I own a pair of John Spencer derbies that I bought 3 years back I am very satisfied with the quality. Good quality upper leather, fully lined and robust goodyear. Good value for money. However they are mid range type of shoes, similar to Barker Professional or Loake 1880. Probably one notch above them.
The new owner of John Spencer is Sancho Boots of Almansa http://www.sanchotrading.es . I believe that there is not involvement from the...
When you go to Barcelona please check El Corte Ingles (big department store in Spain) They are stocking now Carmina shoes (again). In Barcelona you have a couple of them. One at the top of Las Ramblas and another one in Diagonal.
El Corte Ingles used to stock Carmina until a couple of years back. When they stopped selling Carmina there was a big sale to get rid of stocks.
Price were 50% off at what time
Originally Posted by NORE
Carmina is better in that the shoes are Goodyear welted. But Magnanni gives you a lot of bang for your buck since they can oft be found at a steep discount.
When My Magnannis wore out I tossed them. The Carminas will most definitely get a resole or two.
This. Carmina is goodyear, magnanni mainly bologna.
The only thing I like of Magnanni is the finishings, some of them very nice. I don't like its...