Monk straps: Any regrets? - Page 7
^ Best advice here save the SF bosom thing. Just find another girlfriend. There's plenty of qalified candidates available.
My girlfriend has been pretty supportive of all my StyleForum-enthused purchases to this point. She just said no to these and to the Weymouths for my first C&J purchase (ended up getting Audleys, although she preferred the Hallams).
^ GF said no to the C&J Weymouth!! Get your balls out of her purse and dump her regardless of whether she warms up to the Lowndes.
^ So, now that you have the Lowndes on your feet, any regrets? Do you still hve the same girlfriend? Whay does she say about the Lowndes?
My brown AE Moras, modified to replace the rectangular stainless steel buckels with more traditional, and less "blingy" brass. I love these shoes. The only comments I hear about them are flattering....
Resurrecting this thread -- is there a pair of double monks that one would recommend as the best? I see G&G has some, JL, C&J, etc. but I don't know which one to get. Thus, I come to SF for recommendation. I generally dress more fashion forward for lack of a better word (slim suits, etc.).
Not fashion forward but... I think the John Lobb Wallace makes the list for best double-monk. Dark brown museum and black museum pictured.
Edited by woolymammoth - 10/27/12 at 3:43pm
I think it's a toss-up between the G&G Mayfair and the Edward Green Westminster. The Mayfair is a bit edgier, the Westminster a bit more classic (although more modern than the Lobbs pictured above).
If you wear slimmer suits a more classic shoe might help anchor the look and ensure it doesn't look too trendy.
This series of posts on Die, Workwear!'s blog may be of interest:
I was fascinated too when I saw the double strap monk for the first time. Wanted the C&J Lowndes but couldn't find it in Italy but I was lucky and found another pair of dark brown double strap monks. They are my go to shoe for going out at night in jeans.
These are mine (the ones on the left). I have not worn them yet. What would they go with? I tend to dress casual more than suits.
Both of these are dress shoes not casual shoes.