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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

 

I'm a very happy camper.

 

So you should be - they look even better "on the hoof".  How you're wearing them helps, but as someone who's a bit ambivalent about double monks (really wearable, or just an i-gent fad?), I think these look absolutely tip-top.  Well done, Sir.

post #5807 of 11676
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Pardon the porn intrusion, but the Oxblood double monks I posted earlier as incoming:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

I'm a very happy camper.

Very nice, Congrats.

post #5808 of 11676
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Pardon the porn intrusion, but the Oxblood double monks I posted earlier as incoming: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Have now arrived:


I'm a very happy camper.

Very nice.

Richard James socks?
post #5809 of 11676
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

So you should be - they look even better "on the hoof".  How you're wearing them helps, but as someone who's a bit ambivalent about double monks (really wearable, or just an i-gent fad?), I think these look absolutely tip-top.  Well done, Sir.

 

Thanks Mimo.  I understand that double-monks aren't for everyone, but I've been wearing them long before the term i-Gent emerged into the contemporary lexicon.  I've had one pair in the rotation for about as long as I can remember.  Not what I would recommend as a first good shoe, but a nice way to add some variety to the more conservative Oxfords and Derbys.

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I agree - I bought some once and then sold them because they didn't fit.  But even then ( they were navy, nice actually) I had them in mind as casual alternatives rather than work-wear rotation.  And i'm a guy who wears spectators!  I also wear a black single monk as a slightly smarter slip-on alternative to loafers.

 

But, quite literally, your pic above has sold me for the first time on the double monk as formal shoe.  Thanks.  I think.  Now that's something else I have to buy...yeah thanks a bunch. Asshole.  lol8[1].gif

post #5811 of 11676
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post


Very nice.

Richard James socks?

Thanks much.  Good call on the socks (I had to go and check).

post #5812 of 11676
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

But, quite literally, your pic above has sold me for the first time on the double monk as formal shoe.  Thanks.  I think.  Now that's something else I have to buy...yeah thanks a bunch. Asshole.  lol8[1].gif

 

Guilty as charged! nod[1].gif  If you wear spectators, a nice pair of double-monks will not require a leap of faith.

post #5813 of 11676
Spectators are quite classic actually. Been worn for a long time. Though it might strike some people as being costumey and thus in the same shoe category as the double monks. However, historically, the spectators have been around since the 1800s

Are there nice ones on an elegant last around though? I have the Allen Edmonds Broadstreet in dark brown and I wear them typically with linen trousers.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/73202/spectator-porn/435#post_5766923

Wonder if Vass does it.
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 2/27/13 at 4:47am
post #5814 of 11676
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Spectators are quite classic actually. Been worn for a long time. Though it might strike some people as being costumey and thus in the same shoe category as the double monks. However, historically, the spectators have been around since the 1800s

 

Oh no doubt it's a classic design - but a bold choice today nonetheless.  The same or more so than double-monks?  I'm not sure.

post #5815 of 11676
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Spectators are quite classic actually. Been worn for a long time. Though it might strike some people as being costumey and thus in the same shoe category as the double monks. However, historically, the spectators have been around since the 1800s

Are there nice ones on an elegant last around though? I have the Allen Edmonds Broadstreet in dark brown and I wear them typically with linen trousers.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/73202/spectator-porn/435#post_5766923

Wonder if Vass does it.

 

There are a couple of mine in that same thread - last page.

 

But as for Vass spectators, I don't know.  There are some brilliant ones a couple of pages back (RogerP's three-colour specials), and the great thing about Vass is that they make whatever you want, so pick your colours and styles and knock yourself out!

 

I've never seen any canvas ones like mine (Cheaney for Herring, both pairs) from Vass, but I'm sure it's worth asking the question if that's your thing.

post #5816 of 11676
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Oh no doubt it's a classic design - but a bold choice today nonetheless.  The same or more so than double-monks?  I'm not sure.

It IS a bold choice today. That's what I meant when I said that it might strike some as being constumey.

I think that whether it's the exact same as double monks or not isn't what I'm getting at. I'm just saying that I, personally, would put them in a general category of shoes that are louder -- I hope that much is clear. I can elaborate on this but I think I shall just leave it there.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

There are a couple of mine in that same thread - last page.

But as for Vass spectators, I don't know. There are some brilliant ones a couple of pages back (RogerP's three-colour specials), and the great thing about Vass is that they make whatever you want, so pick your colours and styles and knock yourself out!

I've never seen any canvas ones like mine (Cheaney for Herring, both pairs) from Vass, but I'm sure it's worth asking the question if that's your thing.

I seem to remember Carmina having smth similar in canvas! But the canvas specs are certainly unique. I prefer a two-tone version myself.

I shall see what Vass can do. They seem to be pretty on the ball.
post #5817 of 11676
^^^ Understood and agreed.
post #5818 of 11676
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

It IS a bold choice today. That's what I meant when I said that it might strike some as being constumey.

I think that whether it's the exact same as double monks or not isn't what I'm getting at. I'm just saying that I, personally, would put them in a general category of shoes that are louder -- I hope that much is clear. I can elaborate on this but I think I shall just leave it there.
I seem to remember Carmina having smth similar in canvas! But the canvas specs are certainly unique. I prefer a two-tone version myself.

I shall see what Vass can do. They seem to be pretty on the ball.

I like the idea of canvas spectators. If you do end up asking about that particular variation on the style, please let us know what you find out.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Slewfoot's chromexcel boots inspired these, not Vass but figured they would be appreciated here:


LOL!
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