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BARRIE Ltd. Monk Strap "Made in England": 44D

 [English Below]                                                                          Artikelnummer: 1120201183745

Barrie Ltd., New Haven
"Made in England"
Classic Plain Front Monk Strap
Euro 240
Ich würde deren Angebote, was Qualität und die Fabrikation angeht, durchaus mit den moderen englischen Fabrikaten von "Brooks Brothers" gleichsetzen – der sogenannten "Peal & Co-Line", die wiederum vieles mit John Lobb’s Konfektion-Produkten gemein hat- kurz also: ein Top-Qualitäts-Schuh. Barrie Ltd. haben der Yale University und New Haven-Business-Community für Generationen gedient und haben gleichzeitig eine sehr traditionsverbundene und im besten Sinn “konservative” Serie angeboten. Stilistisch ist der Monk Strap umwerfend klar und elegant und als schwarzes Exemplar passend sowohl zum Abend-Anzug als auch zum Business-Attire.
Grösse: UK 9,5 E (US 10,5 D), Deutsche Grösse 44D, für den mittel-breiten Fuss. 
Zustand: Exzellent, wie neu, kaum getragen. Rahmengenäht.
Versandkosten: Euro 6,90, innerhalb Deutschlands, als versichertes Paket. Verkauf ohne Schuhspanner
Barrie Ltd., New Haven
"Made in England"
Classic Plain Front Monk Strap
Euro 240
Barrie Ltd. was an American retailer located in New Haven and serving the Yale University and local business comunity for three generations. They imported and re-branded the finest of ready-made English shoes. I would put their offerings on a par in quality and construction with today’s English-made Brooks Brothers shoes, the so-called Peal & Co. line, which shares many earmarks with John Lobb’s ready-mades, in short, an top quality ready-made shoe. For a more complete history of the firm, read below.
Size: UK 9,5 E (US 10,5 D), European 44D for tyhe mid-width foot.
Condition: Superb, very lightly worn, perhaps only once to try on. Goodyear welted..  

Monk Strap Shoes are very much in the English taste, an aristocrat’s shoe from the old school, but have penetrated the consciousness of Continentals and North Americans alike over the years.  I myself have long been a great fan of the Monk Strap and have a pair for myself in more or less every configuration, including calfskins, cordovan and the not-to-be-neglected Suede Monk. Most Monks are plain fronted, affording an elegant, steam-lined look suitable for all but the most formal dress, and punctuated with the insouciance of a discreet buckle, they proclaim the independence of the gentleman from conservative convention while observing the proven dictates of tradition.  

Barrie Ltd., on York Street in New Haven, a Yale institution since 1934, closed its doors in October 2004. For some 70 years Barrie presented an impressive array of fine English shoe made to their own specifications. Their clientele of Yale students, graduates and faculty supported this family run business through three generations of the Barrie family until recently when Barrie Ltd. was forced out by Yale University’s Real Estate Department’s lease demands. Yale had been buying such commercial buildings on Chapel, Broadway and York Streets as became available, including the building in which Barrie Ltd was housed.
To be fair, much of the gentrification of Chapel Street in the last decade has been the result of Yale attracting “national” businesses. Even the old Barrie location is now occupied by a successor shoe business of quality. Still, for those of us who go a few years farther back in memory –rather say decades- the once noble decay of the area surrounding campus will be missed. As the Boarders, Bennetons and Burger Kings proliferate, as the area around campus comes to ever more resemble a mall, as quality and products migrate to some common denominator of market mediocrity, as shopping streets begin to be indistinguishable from one other, and as the wonderful disorder and diversity of former times is swept away with the passing of family owned business, to what will future generations of students turn, to avoid the rising tide of uniformity?
Still, Barrie Ltd., their excellent English shoes, their free shoe shines for old clients, and the Barrie family manning the store for all those years will be remembered by many an old boy. On a Reunion Weekend, you were as likely to run into an old classmate in the Barrie’s shop as on campus.
One old Yale graduate, David Chambers, writing about Barrie Ltd. and the old days remarked “When we were at Yale as students, we looked good (remember those coats and ties?) and the streets looked a bit shabby. Now the streets look good (all those "national" stores) and the students look shabby.” Quite right, David, quite right. 
Si vous êtes intéressé par les plus grandes références dans le domaine de la chaussure de luxe pour homme de fabrication artisanale, par les noms des ateliers les plus traditionnels, Church's English Shoes, Edward Green, Crockett & Jones, Alden, Grenson, John Lobb, Allen Edmonds, et, en particulier, les exceptionnels – mais en France trop peu connu – anciens bottiers américains FLORSHEIM, FOOTJOY, HANOVER,, CORDWAINER, LLOYD & HAIG, etc.-n'hésitez pas à me consultez. Etant donné que mes textes figurant sont pour la plupart rédigés en anglais ou en allemand, je répondrais volontiers de manière plus détaillée à vos questions en français, en vous demandant de montrer de l’indulgence pour mon français approximatif.

 

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