Check out the Barker Black shop in Nolita and feast your eyes on the made-to-order and ready-made footwer, as well as neckwear, scarves and other fine men’s furnishings. Barker Black skull-and-crossbones insignia punched into the toe. 139 brass tacks are used to form the insignia on each sole. It’s all about the subversive branding and naughtiness.
Derrick Miller is the creative force behind the 125-year-old English company. The line he has produced for them is definitely Old World with a subversive, irreverent slant. Given his time spent working at Ralph Lauren it’s no surprise the re-vamped Barker Black feels like a darker, more elegant Rugby.