Originally Posted by fritzl
why are they classic and where do they come from(origin)?
I don't believe you don't know what I know, but anyway, here's what I know.
A monk shoe was of course a shoe worn by monks in the Alps around the 15th century.
In the 19th century, Lobb made monk shoes for Prince Edward who had wide feet.
Later in 1945, John Lobb started to produce double monk shoes 'William.'
Unlike blutcher(derby) which was designed by Prussian general Blutcher and widely used for outdoor activities such as hunting,
monk shoes were worn with suits. Hence, considered more formal than derby shoes.
Correct me if there are incorrect ones.Edited by molayo - 8/18/11 at 7:43pm