Any comment on the Howard Yount variety of dub monks?
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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.
I own that very shoe and love the toe cap. K-last is killer with this design.
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.