I went to lobb in london with the intention of buying a pair of William double monks. Seeing them in person was a bit of a surprise as the double leather sole is even chunkier than i imagined. What would SFers wear these with as they seem like a very casual shoe and i imagine they wouldnt really go with a tie and blazer? correct me if i am wrong?
Also I found on trying them on the leather on the back heel is stiff as a board. The store assistant said that this was because the leather is reinforced inside. Does anyone have experience of wearing these, do they break in after a little while with this leather becoming softer?