(thinman @ May 05 2005,10:06) Who makes a nice monkstrap in black for ca. $300-$600? Crockett & Jones handgrade seems to be a double monk, which I don't especially like.
Au contraire mon frere. They also make a single strap monk. The current model (the Savile) has the more contemporary 337 last; they also made a monk on their older last but it may have been discontinued. You could also buy the Benchgrade C&J as Peal at Brooks Brothers; it's a more old-fashioned last and a quality shoe at $378.
Thanks RJMan, don't know how I missed the Savile. It's even on the PLAL website, which I ogle frequently. I actually tried on the Brooks Brothers monkstrap several weeks ago, but decided to pass, as I was buying the leisure handsewn in shell cordovan and a black blucher (the workhorse of my shoe wardrobe). I just couldn't justify another $300 on shoes, even at 20% off.