Originally Posted by LARon
What do you think of that monkstrap?
I think the monkstrap is very well made. I was quite surprised that Gucci was able to put out shoes this fall that are very distinguishably English and substantial.
the monkstrap is quite pretty, and i reiterate what lufta saying they resemble some EG with some antiquing.
i havent seen enough EGs to tell, but i know they can fall right in line with c&j.
it may not be surprising that gucci representatives were reading the fora and got the English ideas for this fall.
the new tan captoe that gucci has is marvelous as well.
i havent fully inspected it yet to see if they were goodyear or their typical blake. i havent seen a gucci done with goodyear before. nevertheless, all my guccis that are blake have held up rather perfectly. and i can abuse my guccis. i dont see any detriment to having blake if well done. like ron rider says about martegani.
with some of these pairs gucci has including the monk and the captoe, they mean business in the quality shoe arena, not like some of the other luxury brands like boss, armani, and prada which are comparatively jokes.