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Yes.  tasseks

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Nice, and solid price. Always hard choice with Vass in the mix though.
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Yes.  tasseks

Is UK 7 going to be the smallest size to be stocked?

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Can anybody speak to Barbanera's shoes?

 

I've never heard of them, but clearly that speaks to my noob-ness more than anything.

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To be honest, no one is really that familiar with them. It is a new outfit, that fortunately, occupies a nice price point. Greg can speak to quality, but Greg is the only stateside vendor I believe.
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This is a nice, subtle spin on a semi-brogue. I like it.

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To be honest, no one is really that familiar with them. It is a new outfit, that fortunately, occupies a nice price point. Greg can speak to quality, but Greg is the only stateside vendor I believe.

Monopolize that biyatch Greg! 

 

Edite: my first impressions is that they seem to have more hefty lasts, along the lines of an Alden? Again, I'll preface with the I've never heard of them, and most likely don't have the slightest idea what I'm talking about.

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Well, they made all the shoes for the Michael Bastian runway show this season and sold their MB collab through Bastian last season too. So there's been some Barbanera in the US before. They've been around for over 4 years now so not exactly a startup. All the shoes are really well made in a Tuscan factory that makes shoes sold at a much higher price point for a famed US brand (leave it at that). The best leathers are sourced from French and Italian tanneries. GY construction with much better finish (waist, soles, arch support, burnishing) than anything made in Italy at this price point. Designs are their own - even the classics have a little twist. Some designs are more out there but we're only starting. Fantastic value IMO. And a great group of guys to boot - you'll see Sergio and Sebastiano playing models for Eidos's SS16 lookbook.
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Monopolize that biyatch Greg! 

Edite: my first impressions is that they seem to have more hefty lasts, along the lines of an Alden? Again, I'll preface with the I've never heard of them, and most likely don't have the slightest idea what I'm talking about.
Definitely not hefty lasts. Nice rounded toe that is sleek but tasteful. They're not in the race towards the sharpest chisel.
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The single monk you wore at the trunk show was lovely.
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Greg, is a single monk in suede coming? I thought you sneak peeked that one?
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The single monk you wore at the trunk show was lovely.

Thanks. That was the brown Chet we have in store now. After a dozen wears
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Greg, is a single monk in suede coming? I thought you sneak peeked that one?

Not this season.
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I've seen Barbanera on a few blogs and it looked impressive. I love the chosen styles and hope they sell well, opening the door for even more variety down the road. The pricepoint is better than I would have expected!
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Great shoes!

Any chance of stocking 6.5UK?
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Can anybody speak to Barbanera's shoes?

I've never heard of them, but clearly that speaks to my noob-ness more than anything.

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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Monopolize that biyatch Greg! 

Edite: my first impressions is that they seem to have more hefty lasts, along the lines of an Alden? Again, I'll preface with the I've never heard of them, and most likely don't have the slightest idea what I'm talking about.

I've handled them. They're nicely built and definitely not chunky at all. Lasts are a lot closer to what you might find from Edward Green or C&J than Alden (or any Italian company).
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