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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

I don't like the skulls on the toe medallions or sole waist. I don't like skulls of any kind on my clothing and for this reason I would never buy a pair of Barker Blacks at any price. Last time I checked, the skull is still a symbol of death and why any company would use the death head as their logo can only lead me to conclude that there are avid devil worshippers in the world that want to identify with one another. Does this mean that someone who owns a pair of Barker Blacks is a devil worshipper or occult member of sorts? I don't know, you tell me. Maybe a poll? At the very least the use of the skull is rather tacky and childish looking. I wouldn't be suprised if those opposed to my views will run out and buy a pair just to spite me, but that's fine.

It is a bizarre logo. What pirate stuff has to do with shoes I don't know. Do you need to wear a parrot with them?
post #32 of 43
I like them.

From a younger person's POV they offer a classic style with a hint of edginess. I suppose they are the ultimate fashion shoe; people do a double-take when they see them, but you get the quality and construction of a decent manufacturer.

Would I recommend them to my father? No. Would I be happy to wear them in the evenings or at the office? Hell yes.
post #33 of 43
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

I like them.

From a younger person's POV they offer a classic style with a hint of edginess. I suppose they are the ultimate fashion shoe; people do a double-take when they see them, but you get the quality and construction of a decent manufacturer.

Would I recommend them to my father? No. Would I be happy to wear them in the evenings or at the office? Hell yes.

How many young people can afford $1000+ shoes?

Secondly, the skull isn't a pirate logo, it has been used for thousands of years in positive and negative ways.
post #34 of 43
For me, Barker Black is there just to be an expensive line.
Their basic line is much more classic but as good as the black line.
post #35 of 43
As has been stated by people (like myself) who own them.
the skull medallion really is not screamingly noticeable unless one is looking for it.
i'm not in love with all of their models, but their wingtip (the Archdale) is great imo.

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post #36 of 43
I really like the Archdale.
The full leather heel has nearly killed me more than once though.
post #37 of 43
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post


How many young people can afford $1000+ shoes?

Secondly, the skull isn't a pirate logo, it has been used for thousands of years in positive and negative ways.

Well me for one! I'm 22 and at university and I have a pair.

Also there will always be those who have cash; I have met people younger than me driving around in Ferraris. Not to mention those "fashion forward" older people. Mid 30s ad-execs for example.
post #38 of 43
I'm pretty sure the web page says the skull is a reference to a military battalion.
post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

I don't like the skulls on the toe medallions or sole waist. I don't like skulls of any kind on my clothing and for this reason I would never buy a pair of Barker Blacks at any price. Last time I checked, the skull is still a symbol of death and why any company would use the death head as their logo can only lead me to conclude that there are avid devil worshippers in the world that want to identify with one another. Does this mean that someone who owns a pair of Barker Blacks is a devil worshipper or occult member of sorts? I don't know, you tell me. Maybe a poll? At the very least the use of the skull is rather tacky and childish looking. I wouldn't be suprised if those opposed to my views will run out and buy a pair just to spite me, but that's fine.

Skulls represent death like you said and plenty of items serve as a reminder as death. I think BB does it quite cleanly.
post #40 of 43
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post


How many young people can afford $1000+ shoes?

Secondly, the skull isn't a pirate logo, it has been used for thousands of years in positive and negative ways.

They can be had for under 200 quid at the factory store in England. Or around $300 on sale in the US.
post #41 of 43

Picked up a pair of Archdale wingtips at the factory shop a couple of weeks ago for £155, which I thought was a steal. Minor scuff at the front, which would probably have happened within 2 days of my wearing anyway. The 'normal' Barker 2nds were on sale for £80 (first pair), down to £55 (3rd pair). Barker Black certainly sleaker and better made (imo), and I like the quirkyness of the brand (esp. the Archdale), though some were way to far out there for me...

 

Also picked up a pair of EG boots (Silverstone) while visiting the factory stores. These were certainly a cut above in terms of construction, leather and last, but also came in at 3x the price.

 

Overall, very happy with both purchases and a big step up on my previous purchases

post #42 of 43
I scored a pair of little worn black ones on eBay recently waiting for them to arrive Down Under.
post #43 of 43
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Originally Posted by gngrprince View Post

Picked up a pair of Archdale wingtips at the factory shop a couple of weeks ago for £155, which I thought was a steal. Minor scuff at the front, which would probably have happened within 2 days of my wearing anyway. The 'normal' Barker 2nds were on sale for £80 (first pair), down to £55 (3rd pair). Barker Black certainly sleaker and better made (imo), and I like the quirkyness of the brand (esp. the Archdale), though some were way to far out there for me...

Also picked up a pair of EG boots (Silverstone) while visiting the factory stores. These were certainly a cut above in terms of construction, leather and last, but also came in at 3x the price.

Overall, very happy with both purchases and a big step up on my previous purchases

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