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post #18286 of 20218

If you search Google images for Vass double monk boot, there are several out there where the buckles wrap higher like the C&J. I'd just show Reszo what you really want and he probably has something similar, or can make a modification.

post #18287 of 20218
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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post

I know much of this comes down to personal preference and often cannot easily be articulated but I am curious why you guys find the Double Monk version to be unappealing but the single monk is something you would really want?  Ignoring (as much as you can) the aesthetic differences between G&G and Vass.

Purely personal preference but I just find double monk boots a bit.... much. It's not that they are too dandified - button boots are arguably more so and I like them. It's just that I don't find the aesthetics to be appealing. Maybe it's the widely splayed buckles. Triple monk boots I find to be positively hideous.

Avoiding contrasting colours and materials definitely helps, but still just not enough to put them on my purchase radar.

But I don't expect everyone to share my preferences, nor do I perceive my preferences as marking the hard boundaries of good taste.
post #18288 of 20218
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Purely personal preference but I just find double monk boots a bit.... much. It's not that they are too dandified - button boots are arguably more so and I like them. It's just that I don't find the aesthetics to be appealing. Maybe it's the widely splayed buckles. Triple monk boots I find to be positively hideous.

Avoiding contrasting colours and materials definitely helps, but still just not enough to put them on my purchase radar.

But I don't expect everyone to share my preferences, nor do I perceive my preferences as marking the hard boundaries of good taste.

@RogerP thanks for the response and your thoughts.  I can see certain aspects of why people would find them unappealing or less so than others, and of course personal taste and style are always a very important factor.

 

I probably have a similar perspective on button boots or more like what Namor had said, I can appreciate them and I like seeing the photos, but I would never buy them, or if I did they would never be worn as they just do not fit with me personal style and I would be uncomfortable wearing them, they would be wearing me so to speak.  But my opinions and tastes are always evolving to some degree, I was adamant against Chelsea boots and they are really starting to appeal to me now.

 

I always like hearing your thoughts, much appreciated.

post #18289 of 20218
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Yes, that's the one that I fell in love with. However, not available in my size (width), and Vass fits me superbly, so I thought I'd go with their version.

Vass boties will better wrap your foot around (the position of the straps).  Hope you get them and post some pics.

 

I had no money for JL booties, so I had to go for these

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Yeah, I am pushing you to pull the trigger, hahaha.

post #18290 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

If you search Google images for Vass double monk boot, there are several out there where the buckles wrap higher like the C&J. I'd just show Reszo what you really want and he probably has something similar, or can make a modification.

Yes, I have seen them, and while I think the higher wrapped buckles are perhaps more aesthetically pleasing, I thing the lower second buckle may provide more stability and also make it easier to take on and off without having to unbuckle both straps.
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Purely personal preference but I just find double monk boots a bit.... much. It's not that they are too dandified - button boots are arguably more so and I like them. It's just that I don't find the aesthetics to be appealing. Maybe it's the widely splayed buckles. Triple monk boots I find to be positively hideous.

Avoiding contrasting colours and materials definitely helps, but still just not enough to put them on my purchase radar.

But I don't expect everyone to share my preferences, nor do I perceive my preferences as marking the hard boundaries of good taste.

I hear you, and I respect and appreciate everyone's opinion (I did ask after all). smile.gif your photos have inspired more than one of my purchases!
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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post

@RogerP thanks for the response and your thoughts.  I can see certain aspects of why people would find them unappealing or less so than others, and of course personal taste and style are always a very important factor.

I probably have a similar perspective on button boots or more like what Namor had said, I can appreciate them and I like seeing the photos, but I would never buy them, or if I did they would never be worn as they just do not fit with me personal style and I would be uncomfortable wearing them, they would be wearing me so to speak.  But my opinions and tastes are always evolving to some degree, I was adamant against Chelsea boots and they are really starting to appeal to me now.

I always like hearing your thoughts, much appreciated.

I've always wanted a Chelsea boot, and finally have a pair! I think this might be next. Or the jodhpur. Damn, I can't decide.
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post

Vass boties will better wrap your foot around (the position of the straps).  Hope you get them and post some pics.

I had no money for JL booties, so I had to go for these
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Yeah, I am pushing you to pull the trigger, hahaha.

Are those JL double monks? Or something else?
post #18291 of 20218

Something much cheaper, Meermin LM, hahaha (you could say a reasonable copy of JL William).  I am waiting for  a JL DM WII shoe in pewter MC, hopefully they will arrive this month  (no money enough for 2 JL´s, lol)

post #18292 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post

Something much cheaper, Meermin LM, hahaha (you could say a reasonable copy of JL William).  I am waiting for  a JL DM WII shoe in pewter MC, hopefully they will arrive this month  (no money enough for 2 JL´s, lol)

Oh, well they look very nice. Actually the Meermin DM boot is very attractive!

To be clear, I can't really afford JL either, the only pair I own was discontinued first choice stock from Nick at BE, and the black jodhpurs I was mulling over are the same. They're about half price...
post #18293 of 20218
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Oh, well they look very nice. Actually the Meermin DM boot is very attractive!

To be clear, I can't really afford JL either, the only pair I own was discontinued first choice stock from Nick at BE, and the black jodhpurs I was mulling over are the same. They're about half price...
I am scared of buying any JL because of what's going on with BE but with you on jodhpur.
post #18294 of 20218
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I am scared of buying any JL because of what's going on with BE but with you on jodhpur.

I know some folks are unhappy, but I got my pair of Sauntons after 3 weeks and it was definitely worth the wait. I understand that others have had worse luck and are frustrated.

Nick didn't actually respond to any of my emails, though, as I neglected to add trees to the order and desperately wanted to but oh well...
post #18295 of 20218
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Maybe ask for their single buckle designs as well? Something with a higher strap across the ankle (like the G&G) might be more comfortable and usable in more situations.

 

 

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Do you have the details on this pair? This could be a great makeup to try out! Maybe on the U or K last to keep the elegance too!

post #18296 of 20218
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Do you have the details on this pair? This could be a great makeup to try out! Maybe on the U or K last to keep the elegance too!

 

It's one of G&G's new models they have been promoting this week (Cotswold, DG70). And yes, several Vass lasts would work. Plain toe F is very nice as well.

 

 

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post #18297 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post
 

 

It's one of G&G's new models they have been promoting this week (Cotswold, DG70). And yes, several Vass lasts would work. Plain toe F is very nice as well.

 

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I could not agree more.  One of the best sleek round-toe lasts out there, IMO.

post #18298 of 20218

Double monks on K last from Ascot

 

post #18299 of 20218
^^^ AbsoluteLy killer.
post #18300 of 20218

Yummmmmmm

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