I wear dress shoes mostly with slim trousers and dress shirts or suits. Occasionally, I'd consider with dressy jeans, too.
Both are goodyear welted, which I love.
Thanks for any thoughts!
I'm going to swim against the stream here and say a 'no' on the monks. Thing is, the Lobb monks do look nice and sleek, but doubles are actually a pain in the butt. Those double buckles make the shoes damned inconvenient to take on and off, and it's also in the nature of strap and buckles that they don't work well cinching around set diameters- and a foot doesn't have much give in it, or at least not my foot. Which means no matter what hole you cinch it to it'll almost always be a little bit too tight, or a little bit too loose.
If you're looking for sleek, how bout a whole cut by G&G? Anything by G&G is going to be pretty sleek, so good for slim trews.
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I've seen a pic of Lawry of Arabia rockin a pair in about 1907, look good too. Still, I think they'll always be a niche shoe that screams sockless, nipped and tucked n fake-tanned porcelain-toothed wannabe celebrity at Pitti