I was never a fan of monks until I tried them. I always considered them effeminate and prissy looking. But then I decided to try them myself and that was all she wrote. Now, the mora are among my most complimented shoes. They instantly give a bit of panache to any ensemble with khakis or jeans, and now I'm constantly scouring for an opportunity to add more monkstraps to my collection. So I guess the Mora ☺ of the story is: don't knock em till you try em.