Bass' new Barret model is pretty "of the moment" and pretty downright killer. A suede longwing on a fake-ish Dainite red brick sole from a major lowest common denominator shoemaker? For 80 smackaroos? Done and done. Honestly, this may be THE best affordable shoe for S/S. I found this badboy over at John's blog, which is a daily read of mine. The dude is straight up hilarious. I mean, he references Kid Cuisine in his most recent post - 'nuf said. Also, I would be remiss if I didn't think that at some point Bass owed Mark McNairy some royalties or maybe just a thank you note because, let's be honest, it's not like Bass' designers came up with this on their own. Could this be some sort of spillover from their recent collaboration? Your guess is as good as mine.