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post #16 of 86
Regarding the demand for double monks, in the time I was typing the previous message a AE Mora was listed and sold on the B & S.
post #17 of 86
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Originally Posted by alliswell View Post
Doesn't sound like our problem.
What the OP can afford is certainly not your problem, but he did specifically ask for recommendations for an inexpensive shoe. Recommending an expensive shoe and telling him that it's his problem that he can't afford them is really not very helpful (or nice), IMO.
post #18 of 86
Did they
post #19 of 86
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Originally Posted by viator View Post
What the OP can afford is certainly not your problem, but he did specifically ask for recommendations for an inexpensive shoe. Recommending an expensive shoe and telling him that it's his problem that he can't afford them is really not very helpful (or nice), IMO.

Thanks, and thanks to some others who also made helpful suggestions. I might just wait and get the RM Williams boots instead for something to wear with jeans.
post #20 of 86
i am not sure the quality (probably pretty bad).. but they have a double monk made by Gant

I saw them in the window at the store next to J Press

They cost $190 US Dollars. Although i assume there is a coupon code. 2 colors... black and brown


http://www.endless.com/Gant-Mens-Clo...11&brands=Gant
post #21 of 86
As one or two others suggested you may be dissapointed long term with anything less then the Lowndes in a double monk. If you cannot afford them now wait until you can. The time may come sooner than you think when you can afford them and then you will regret going for a cheaper option.
post #22 of 86
i'm in the same situation. I think i'm just gonna be really patient and wait for something to pop up on B&S or ebay. it's gotta happen eventually
post #23 of 86
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Originally Posted by BareSolid View Post
People on this forum really don't understand that not everyone has £270 to spend on one pair of shoes when there are many other items of clothing and other costs that must be met on a very tight budget.

I don't understand. Why not just liquidate some assets or draw a bit out of your trust fund? I, too, have had to make sacrifices. I settled for regular Lobbs the other day instead of my normal JLSJs.



In all seriousness, I was at the same stage as the OP not too long ago. If I did it all over again, I would have gladly sacrificed my AE Moras and say 2 other AEs to get that one shoe I really like (also Lowndes). I think it's better to take time to build up the wardrobe with pieces you really appreciate rather than many pieces you are lukewarm on.

I'm far from an AE hater, by the way. Love almost all the shoes on the 0 last.
post #24 of 86
Regarding the budget discussion: C&J is one of those few brands that offer maximum bang for the buck. They are well worth the retail price. Why not wait? Save money until the required amount is reached and buy what you really want?

Now on topic: Magnanni (Spanish Santoni rip offs) might have one in their collection.
post #25 of 86
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Originally Posted by DutchDaedalus View Post
Regarding the budget discussion: C&J is one of those few brands that offer maximum bang for the buck.
Looks like it.

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Magnanni (Spanish Santoni rip offs) might have one in their collection.
No kidding! I recently bought a pair of Magnannis at $325 retail and am returning them. :-)
post #26 of 86
John Rushton in Wimpole Street, London used to stock Cheaney double monk for under £200.

Scroll down in the link for the model in question

http://www.johnrushtonshoes.com/shoeselection.html
post #27 of 86
Here's a photo of a Barker Double Monkstrap, now selling for £110 ($179) on Ebay. Not sure whether Barker is an SF-approved brand, but it's a nice looking shoe.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
post #28 of 86
I Googled Lowndes and found this: I'd get the Lowndes.
post #29 of 86
^^Are these SUBS? and do they fit TTS?
post #30 of 86
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Originally Posted by UserName60 View Post
Here's a photo of a Barker Double Monkstrap, now selling for £110 ($179) on Ebay. Not sure whether Barker is an SF-approved brand, but it's a nice looking shoe.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Are they the same ones for sale on the Tyrwhitts site?
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