I wear jeans. And shorts. What sort of crazy doesn't wear jeans?
Also, Noodles, I know on SF, monk straps are like the 4rd or 5th shoe everyone gets, but I wouldn't put them in a top 15 for me personally. For you, well, I don't know how much you like them, but I'd explore more blucher and oxford type shoes first. Boots as well (I'm a huge fan of chelseas; chukkas can be very nice as well)
It's not on your top 15? I did be curious what's your top 15 if you don't mind typing it out. I think monks are pretty versatile as long as it's not in a formal setting. Is the design too aggressive?