It's obviously best to compare them to other shoes in person, but I'll chime in for some vicarious thrills. They're put together far better than regular Barkers (I have a pair of Barker International-line Jarvis
). They are somewhere between Church's and Lobb in terms of construction and material. Their full linings are almost
as soft as Lobbs. They are Goodyear welted and have a slim layer of leather on the sole that covers the stitching. They don't have beveled waists. You will, however, find nice little well-planned details (for example, look closely at the lacing). Mine broke in very quickly and are pretty comfortable. In person, they're not as gimmicky as some would expect (you pretty much have to point out the memento mori
details. Perhaps it's just that this pair is so eye-catching, but they really do garner many compliments.