Barker has been producing quality shoes for over 135 years, and they have developed a reputation forged on quality during that time. The quintessentially British brand goes to prove that gentlemanly attire will never go out of fashion. So how do you style an outfit around such a classic brand? We’ve taken a look at a few of our customers' favourite Barker shoes, in a range of styles, and advise on how to style Barker shoes.
Classic style for the modern man
Heritage plays a big part in fashion today. Men are adapting classic garments to fit into modern environments, meaning timeless brands like Barker Shoes are very on trend. You can adapt the Barker essence to your own personal style. Whether that be an improvised, thrown-together look, or top-notch tailoring - Barker shoes can work for any style and occasion.
As office dress codes continue to evolve, sneakers like the Barker Ethan have become an option for both casual and tailored looks. These classic sneakers come in a choice of 3 colours and feature stylish punch and stitch detailing. These will go with everything from tailored trousers at the office to chino shorts at the weekend.
This elegant Oxford shoe is perfect for a special occasion and is available in black or cedar calf, or in bitter choc suede. The calf leather shoe would be ideal with a suit for a smart occasion, such as a wedding, dinner party or business meeting. The suede shoe with its contrasting hand-stitched detail would also look great with jeans for more casual wearing. The Barker Thomas features sharp punch detailing, which adds interest to the classic Oxford shoe design.
Loafers were originally adopted by jet-setting mainland Europeans but have since had a fascinating evolution. From casual footwear for Ivy league college students to a mainstay shoe that can be adapted for most formal occasions. In short, the loafer is very versatile. The Barker Swanage slip-on shoe is a prime example of a perfect smart casual loafer. This plain fronted, Bologna constructed loafer is available in grain leather or three colours of suede. A great addition to any summer wardrobe - pair with linen trousers and a t-shirt, or light shirt for an effortlessly casual look. Add a blazer to smarten the look for the evening.
These classic chukka boots are made from the finest European calf leather in a choice of black or chestnut. Smart chukka boots would look great with a pair of fitted dark wash jeans paired with a slim-fit tweed jacket for an effortlessly casual look.
A true customer favourite. This brogue boot is the perfect shoe for day-to-day wear, sturdy and practical yet oh-so-stylish. The Barker Butcher works with anything from jeans to cords. For a perfect Autumnal outfit, pair these boots with grey flannel trousers and a navy shawl-neck cardigan.
These understated Oxford shoes in sleek black leather will always be a failsafe, especially for office wear. Polished and masculine, this classic shape complements a well-tailored suit like no other. Keep them pin sharp and gleaming so they pick up the subtle shine of a knitted silk tie or the glint of cufflinks on a shirt sleeve.
Style Barker shoes for any occasion
Barker shoes come in a huge range of styles that can express any personal style and will make a great addition to any wardrobe. Check out the entire Barker range to find the perfect pair for you.