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Cool Shoes, Paraphernalia & Desiderata - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RJman, Feb 5, 2010.

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    Barker Black is more or less Barker's foray into a "hand grade" line. However, they seem to have an infatuation with tongue-in-cheek detailing (see: skull and crossbones). And that green suede is horrid. Quality-wise they are quite good. I'd put them on par with C&J for sure (C&J Hand Grade is a bit of a stretch, but not by a ton).

    It's been a while since I've handled a pair of Barker Blacks, but when they first came out there were a very nice shoe with a bit of eccentricity to boot. At this point they may have jumped the shark. However, as was the case a few years ago, that $875 price tag falls substantially with sales at Saks, Neiman's, Bloomingdales, etc. It's one of those brands I'd never pay full retail for because you don't have to.
     
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    Barker Black made a seriously nice Jodphur boot without the cheeky detailing a few years back. Very elegant and sleek shoe. Unfortunately, it seems hard to find any photos of them online.
     
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    I'll ask the seller if they were ever worn.
     
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    Seller was unable to say whether packaging the shirts come in is original or whether the shirts have ever been worn. So, I guess it's CAVEAT EMPTOR.
     
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    Those were definitely folded and bagged by a cleaner. If they are in good shape it is still bot a terrible price, but they are not new.
     
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    The pairs I have are about the same quality of C&J hand-grade. I paid for NIB $225 to $275. I would never pay more than $350 and yes the website is horrible.
     
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    I could see NIB $225 to $275. Not for those green monstrosities though.
     
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    Doesn't the last photo show that it's double-vented? Am I missing something?
     
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    Yes, pic shoes it as DV.
     
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    Looks like someone jumped on that FSC pretty quickly...
     
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    That is weird, when I clicked the link the first time it only displayed the first 3 pictures with no scroll arrows.
     
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