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Barrett shoes

post #1 of 18
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Any comments on Barrett shoes? I've searched but found only very few old posts on them (Nov 07, Sep 06, Mar 04, AAAC in Nov 07). Though, their appearance scatters around in various places: they're featured in SF's list of high end shoes, mentioned in the article High-end RTW shoes by J. Cusey, Sky Valet sells some of them at $330+ (clearance price), on the list of High Fashion Italian Footwear Consurtium together with Romano Martegani, Artioli... Any new experiences/comments on them?
post #2 of 18
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No one?
post #3 of 18
I have a pair, I love them.
Well made, very very Italian.

Mine are olive green monk straps.
post #4 of 18
very well made indeed, very thick soles, almost all Goodyear construction

the shoe store in Portofino had the entire selection this summer when I was there and many were outstanding
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by antirabbit View Post
I have a pair, I love them.
Well made, very very Italian.

Captures my thoughts exactly. Have two pairs, from Skyvalet - a three eyelet derby with a punched toe medallion and a loafer with a high vamp. Very well made, lots of antiquing. Light, comfortable, but surprisingly durable.
post #6 of 18
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That's nice to hear. Any comparison to more SF-popular shoemakers?
post #7 of 18
I have a pair too and like them. Mine do not have thick soles and are more of a lightweight derby (very good for spring and summer)

I don't have wide experience with them but they remind me of Bonora
post #8 of 18
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That's nice to hear. Any comparison to more SF-popular shoemakers?

Last shapes are closest to Santoni, but I like them more than Santoni and find them very comfortable.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by antirabbit View Post
Last shapes are closest to Santoni, but I like them more than Santoni and find them very comfortable.

Is this normal Santoni line or Santoni fam?
post #10 of 18
Barrett of Italy shoes from Wilkes Bashford
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post #11 of 18
these are all Barrett's on display in Portofino, Italy last summer

post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post
Barrett of Italy shoes from Wilkes Bashford
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Awesome looking shoes. It's a double monk, and a split-toe, but is somehow more than the sum of its parts.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by NorCal_1 View Post
these are all Barrett's on display in Portofino, Italy last summer
^ Wow, those are very very attractive lasts. And the finishing on some is quite amazing.
post #14 of 18
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Cross post from Shoe porn thread:





post #15 of 18
I took notice of Barrett shoes only a few days ago and still wonder if there's any European online-store that stocks them !?

I'm especially fond of this particular pair...

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