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Barrett Shoes for De Corato

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On one bright, sunny morning in the future, SFers will wake up across the country and realize how ugly double monks are, there will then be a voidance of double monk shoes onto the internet tubes the likes of which has never been seen before. It reminds me of what the no longer SF poster voxsartoria (he is missed, I hope he is OK) once told me many years ago:

"Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus Latinis alacribus et fructuosis potiri potes"
 

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On one bright, sunny morning in the future, SFers will wake up across the country and realize how ugly double monks are, there will then be a voidance of double monk shoes onto the internet tubes the likes of which has never been seen before. It reminds me of what the no longer SF poster voxsartoria (he is missed, I hope he is OK) once told me many years ago:
"Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus Latinis alacribus et fructuosis potiri potes"

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(As for the Latin, I have no idea. My classical education was interrupted by the Great War)
 

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Judging from the pics of this pair I'd guess GY. You can tell if they're Blaked or not by looking inside the shoe in the toe area. If you can see (or feel) stitches, they are Blaked or Bologna'd.
 
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On one bright, sunny morning in the future, SFers will wake up across the country and realize how ugly double monks are, there will then be a voidance of double monk shoes onto the internet tubes the likes of which has never been seen before. It reminds me of what the no longer SF poster voxsartoria (he is missed, I hope he is OK) once told me many years ago:
"Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus Latinis alacribus et fructuosis potiri potes"


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Are these GY welted or more likely Bologna or Blake Stitched? Saw a pair of double monks that I like. Thanks

Barrett Today

Barrett can boast almost a century in the business and is one of the oldest and most prestigious footwear manufacturers in Italy and abroad. Barrett is actually one of the few companies to produce completely handcrafted shoes using the finest materials and techniques. The company always has available for its production line a store of over 80 lasts and more than 3,500 styles, including both vintage and current collections, manufactured with traditional techniques: Norvegese, Blake-Rapid, Goodyear, loafer and, of course, the "slip-lasted Bolognese", which has pride of place in the catalogue, promising exceptional softness and flexibility. The slip-lasted Bolognese is now the unique heritage of a handful of companies because it is so complex to produce: the shoe is made off-last and lasted subsequently. To achieve this, the leather and model must fit absolutely perfectly. After about three weeks of lasting, an ultra soft leather insole is applied, followed by a hide sole.

To-date no construction technique in the history of classic, high-end footwear manufacturing has equalled the quality and refinement of this technique.





from the current website
 
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Barrett Today
Barrett can boast almost a century in the business and is one of the oldest and most prestigious footwear manufacturers in Italy and abroad. Barrett is actually one of the few companies to produce completely handcrafted shoes using the finest materials and techniques. The company always has available for its production line a store of over 80 lasts and more than 3,500 styles, including both vintage and current collections, manufactured with traditional techniques: Norvegese, Blake-Rapid, Goodyear, loafer and, of course, the "slip-lasted Bolognese", which has pride of place in the catalogue, promising exceptional softness and flexibility. The slip-lasted Bolognese is now the unique heritage of a handful of companies because it is so complex to produce: the shoe is made off-last and lasted subsequently. To achieve this, the leather and model must fit absolutely perfectly. After about three weeks of lasting, an ultra soft leather insole is applied, followed by a hide sole.
To-date no construction technique in the history of classic, high-end footwear manufacturing has equalled the quality and refinement of this technique.


from the current website

looks nice!
 

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looks nice!

I wish those were the ones I am looking at, but they are great, nonetheless. I spoke to the botique who told me none of the shoes at the sample sale are GY welted. They are most likely Blake, which I heard can be resoled. They won't be worn in the rain or snow, so I might go for it.
 

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Are these GY welted or more likely Bologna or Blake Stitched? Saw a pair of double monks that I like. Thanks

They are blake rapid. I picked up the British tan short wing derbies for myself. I prefer Italian makers for the summer.
 

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