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Poll Results: Double Monks: To Toe Cap or Not?

Poll expired: Oct 8, 2011  
  • 71% (41)
    Yup
  • 24% (14)
    Nope
  • 3% (2)
    Double Monks; are you serious?
57 Total Votes  
post #31 of 42
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by meister View Post

Any comment on the Howard Yount variety of dub monks?

http://www.howardyount.com/collections/shoes/products/cognac-brown-double-monk-strap

Here's some commentary.
post #32 of 42
In the market for a double monk, to replace this (Gravati), which has been in regular service since 2005. I'm in the minority here, but does anyone have any suggestions for a toe-capless double monk? Does Carmina even make one?

261
post #33 of 42

 

 

crocket and jones seymour 2.

 

built to handgrade spec on 358 last .. fully lined, oak bark tanned sole, really soft calf leather upper.

 

ive had a pair since end of last year and i think they look even better with wear, the middle section of the vamp creases up and sits lower while the toe and the actual monk strap section stand up which makes them look v sleek.  

 

double1.jpg

post #34 of 42

I rike both.

post #35 of 42
I concur, the seymour 2 's look fab. must have been asleep at the wheel when these were in my size and listed here for $580 (back in 2010).
post #36 of 42
Thread Starter 
You'll find a few more here.
post #37 of 42
Starting this one up again...according to the poll on this thread

it's a No to this?


But a Yes to this?


I love the look of both of these, I've never owned any without a toe cap, what are your opinions and thoughts?
(Credit to Ascot Shoes for pics of these sick Vass!)
post #38 of 42

For my money it's a toe cap on the Double Monks.

 

 

 

 

But for the Single Monks it's an entirely different story.

 


Edited by dddrees - 6/30/13 at 3:02pm
post #39 of 42
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torsion View Post

Starting this one up again...according to the poll on this thread

it's a No to this?


But a Yes to this?


I love the look of both of these, I've never owned any without a toe cap, what are your opinions and thoughts?
(Credit to Ascot Shoes for pics of these sick Vass!)

I think you are correct. Not a fan of the K last myself, but they both look fine to me.
post #40 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torsion View Post

Starting this one up again...according to the poll on this thread

it's a No to this?


But a Yes to this?


I love the look of both of these, I've never owned any without a toe cap, what are your opinions and thoughts?
(Credit to Ascot Shoes for pics of these sick Vass!)

 

I own that very shoe and love the toe cap.  K-last is killer with this design.

 

post #41 of 42
I say no to the cap toe on double monks. When you put a cap on the toe of a double monk, you essentially draw three horizontal lines across the shoe. I don't see how that can be elegant. In my mind, no double monk looks better than the same shoe with a plain toe.

Bic
post #42 of 42

For me, either will work well but depend on the rest of the outfit. Being in the 'classic menswear' forum, I'd say yes to the captoe (worn with suits and maybe nicer sportcoat and trousers). Once we get to more country style (tweeds or even more casual - jeans?), then I'd go without captoe.

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