I posted on Ask quick question first, got only one response.
Trying to decide on this pair for my first monks.
Thank you for looking.
PS: Mods can we get a general thread for buy/thoughts questions on shoes?
+1 They look better with a plain toe. The buckle is all the visual interest you really need (Although a little light toe medallion would look great too)
Thanks for the feedback. And the search goes on.