Barclay shoes were a brand of men's dress shoes created by the Endicott Johnson shoe company starting in 1948 when the company took out a trademark on the Barclay name. Barclay wingtips were made in the USA of leather uppers and soles, with the balance, such as the rubber heel, being man made materials. The Endicott Johnson company was a true company town where its 20,000 employees worked for the company, could purchase homes from EJ and even received their healthcare and entertainment from the company. Mr. Johnson died in 1948 and various relations ran the company as it declined until outside management came in during 1957. The workforce declined in numbers and the tannery closed in 1968. At its peak, EJ was making 52 million pairs of shoes per year! Many were less expensive work shoes, but some of the reliable dress shoes and these still appear on Ebay with little to no wear. These made in the USA NOS wingtips, for example, went for $17 plus shipping. I am looking forward to finding s pair in my size for further examination as they could be a really durable shoe at a bargain price.