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post #91 of 117
This is my "Lowndes"
post #92 of 117
Has Alden ever made a double monk?

Single looks pretty good though, mmm....
post #93 of 117
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post
Dump GF, get monks. Snuggle into SF's bosom for comfort.

^ Best advice here save the SF bosom thing. Just find another girlfriend. There's plenty of qalified candidates available.

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Alright, you guys got me. I'm doing it! PLAL has them in my size, but the only remaining caveat is I avoid buying stuff on credit if at all possible, and if I can't wait till next month then this will be a credit purchase, December being what it is. So I just sent a note asking when they believe the online cutoff from C&J will be.

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.

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Just got 'em (apologies for crappy iphone pic). The fit is outstanding using same size as 337.


^ 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....



post #94 of 117
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^ Wow, those buckles look great, really dig the more classic vibe of the shoe. Girlfriend's still in the picture. She had an unenthusiastic "nice shoes", but I just walked around the living room in crappy chinos (raining today). So they haven't been put to the test so to speak. No regrets at this moment. They feel freakin' fantastic on my feet, best dress shoes yet. Not sure if it's being a monk or simply the last, but it somehow feels roomier yet more conforming to my foot compared to the 337.
post #95 of 117
My C&J Lowndes were delivered today (purchased them from Bodiley's) BEAUTIFUL SHOES! Unfortunately, I cannot wear them right now as I do not want to expose them to the weather conditions in NYC right now...blah Can't wait to test them out next week.
post #96 of 117
Still no regrets...

post #97 of 117
^...thanks for the reminder, will wear mine tonight!

Regards.
post #98 of 117
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.).
post #99 of 117
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

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.

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Edited by woolymammoth - 10/27/12 at 3:43pm
post #100 of 117

I'd have to argue for the GG Mayfair on the TG73 for best looking double monkstrap. Primarily on the fact I like that Bespoke England has a really transparent MTO system and also for GGs solework; I've never seen anything quite as great on JL

post #101 of 117

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:

 

http://dieworkwear.com/post/4004301520/the-double-monks-series-part-i-baller-monks-priced

 

http://dieworkwear.com/post/4025122358/the-double-monks-series-part-ii-mid-level-monks

 

http://dieworkwear.com/post/4045613581/the-double-monks-series-part-iii-cheap-monks-priced

 

http://dieworkwear.com/post/4086119731/the-double-monks-series-part-v-conclusion

post #102 of 117
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

If you are going to regret buying monks, it will be the double monks moreso than single monks.

I agree with this

Double monks are to fashion forward.
post #103 of 117
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Originally Posted by Tarzan View Post

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.
post #104 of 117
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Just got 'em (apologies for crappy iphone pic). The fit is outstanding using same size as 337.

Feet look to small in these, nttiatwwt:D
post #105 of 117
Excellent feedback. Now I'm torn between the G&G and JL Chapel's. Hmmm. I like the G&G MTO options, but having never owned a pair (just tried on) I'm a little concerned.
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