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post #31 of 52
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
I dont dislike them (in certain styles and for casual), I just find the fetish for them on here bizarre and misplaced.

IMO the size of the buckle is key....if the buckle is too large it just kills it.
post #32 of 52
Back to the OP's question...

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Originally Posted by EBugatti View Post
How many of you actually fasten and unfasten the buckles? (For both single and double monkstraps)

I have half a dozen pair of monks. 3 single/ 3 double.
All of my doubles have no elastic, and therefore I unfasten/fasten the top buckle when putting on/off
One of my singles also the same; no elastic, therefore un-fasten/re-fasten.
The 2 pair of singles with elastic I just shoe-horn on.
post #33 of 52
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IMO the size of the buckle is key....if the buckle is too large it just kills it.
There are more ways than that to kill a monk. When I see someone wearing a pair for any important meeting, I cringe inside. Maybe once when there were a whole lot more makers it was a consideration but now, getting a custom pair for what is an essentially shapeless shoe is one of those places that angels fear to tread.
post #34 of 52
Alright FNB, what about this Edward Green MTO shoe...not bespoke, but how would you feel if you saw someone wearing this shoe at a business meeting

http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=5171
post #35 of 52
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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post
Alright FNB, what about this Edward Green MTO shoe...not bespoke, but how would you feel if you saw someone wearing this shoe at a business meeting http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=5171
If i didnt see the buckle, I would think anything. If I saw it, I would assume he were a clothie and I would try to end the meeting as quickly as possible and then go find a girl to speak with.
post #36 of 52
No elastic on mine, so I fasten/unfasten. I'd likely do this even with elastic.
post #37 of 52
I find myself unable to slip the shoe on if I do not unbuckle the strap, so I guess I don't have a choice.
post #38 of 52
If there's an elastic component (e.g. EG), I often just slip it on w/o unfastening it. If there is no elastic component and the strap is all leather (e.g. Vass), I obviously need to open the buckle.
post #39 of 52
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Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
IMO the size of the buckle is key....if the buckle is too large it just kills it.

I agree. although i saw in my office a pair of single monks that i liked. i usually do not like single monks
post #40 of 52
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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post
You just never know what will happen.



I now leave the bottom buckle done and open the top. Shoehorn, of course.

sprezzz.

always leave the bottom buckle done and open the top. Shoehorn, of course.
post #41 of 52
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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post
Alright FNB, what about this Edward Green MTO shoe...not bespoke, but how would you feel if you saw someone wearing this shoe at a business meeting

http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=5171

the single monk I saw was this shoe (or nearly identical). nice looking single monk, in a sea of poorly executed single monks (in my opinion).

monk shoes are less formal, but more fun.
post #42 of 52
I unbuckle and buckle every time, but I am OCD. I leave mine unbuckled during storage so as to keep the strap unstressed.

All my monks have elastic: AE mora, CJ Mortimer, Alden 954
post #43 of 52
I usually start with either the right or the left first, then the other.
post #44 of 52
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Originally Posted by binge View Post
I usually start with either the right or the left first, then the other.

Weird. I do the opposite.
post #45 of 52
I've got single monks from Ferragamo, Alden & Peal (C&J), and a double from AE. Most, if not all of them, have elastic. I never unbuckle them, and always use a shoe horn to put them on. Maybe it's because I've got a narrow foot, but it's always worked well for me.
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