A trip through Ivy League footwear with Barrie, Ltd. (post-war)

katon

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A continuation of this thread. I figure I'll do a Boom Years & End thread as well.

Next door to J. Press in New Haven for A Very Long Time. :) They actually shared a space when J. Press had an outlet at Princeton. Featured in Esquire during the early 1960s and with a bunch of outposts over the years. Possibly responsible for the singular fixation with shell cordovan footwear. :icon_smile_big: Their New Haven mothership (did any of their other shops survive?), but left an interesting legacy. Lots of images courtesy of the Yale Daily News, so I thought I'd divide them into pre-war and post-war.
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(1946)

Red rubber soled bluchers!

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(1946)

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(1946)

Still selling Norwegian toe shoes. Perhaps Norwegian welted as well?

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(1946)

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(1947)

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(1947)

Dirty and white, red rubber soled, black rubber soled, leather soled.

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(1947)

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(1947)

More Scotch grain.

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(1947)

Red rubber soled shell cordovan!

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(1948)

Ripple crepe cordovan!

The things one learns...
 
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