About jim barnier

"Footwear is one of the most revealing aspects of a person's character, a clue to the life underneath, a window to the soul."

--Bella Freud

I have always had an acute sense of the constructions and toe shapes of my personal boots and shoes and how I felt when I wore them. However I never imagined that this innate sense would take me around the world many times in pursuit of building footwear collections that were coveted by like-minded souls.
As a young man I lived and worked on a cattle ranch in Eastern Washington State. The rugged natural beauty of the country and the toughness of the tools of the trade were a great source of inspiration, as were the men and women who depended on them.
Today our methods follow the same standards of quality and workmanship necessary to get the job done right. Our boots, shoes, clogs, sandals, bags and vests are all handmade in our Southern California factories.
Our use of the best materials on the inside as well as the outside is well-known. We are one of the very few factories that have the capabilities and actually stitch the upper leather to the soles of our boots and shoes.
My goal for this site is to hopefully make a good first impression and to show you a special shopping experience by providing you with some options...and of course to welcome you back many more times.

I sincerely thank you for the opportunity of serving you.

jim barnier
CEO
jbla studio