With what looks like some pretty wintery weather on the horizon over the next few days now would be a good time to discuss some suitable men’s footwear. The boots which immediately come to mind are from the Barker Country collection and for us the Barker Lambourn and Barker Calder high ankle Dainite soled boots come right to the top of favourites list.
The Barker Calder is a brogue boot whilst the Barker Lambourn is a straightforward toecap. But both are available in either cedar grain or cherry grain leathers which we absolutely adore. These sumptuous leathers will last and just improve in lustre with use and polish. Meanwhile the 29 last for the Lambourn and the 460 last for the Calder are a good regular fit but do allow that little bit of extra space for the thicker sock. Both boots have a storm welt to help deflect water from the welts and traditionally goodyear welted soles. There are various ways of attaching soles but goodyear welting is by far and away the best since it allows the soles to be replaced any number of times without degrading the uppers as only the welts are interfered with.
Well looked after both the Barker Calder and Barker Lambourn are boots which will protect you well in the worst of weathers whilst looking great and lasting. We stock both styles in the Bradshaw & Lloyd shop in Hurstpierpoint so do pay us a visit and try on a pair.