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post #46 of 62
Love em.. have a pair from a. testoni that are very much like these and ordered a double monk version in Shell from Martegani via Ron Rider.....
post #47 of 62
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Originally Posted by medwards View Post
Like this?



or this?


Of those, I consider only the bottom pair dress slip-ons.
post #48 of 62
If anything, those pictured aren't ornate enough. With these sorts of punched monk-straps, we might as well go overboard--silver buckles, full brogueing everywhere and a shiny black finish. Not dissimilar to an highland shoe, I suppose.
post #49 of 62
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Of those, I consider only the bottom pair dress slip-ons.

Well, an old fogey like me has a hard time conceiving of the concept of "dress slip-ons" in any case (with the exception of opera pumps, of course) though -- yes -- I am aware of the history of both buckle and slip-on court shoes and their successors.

While some might find the broguing attractive, I'm not sure that a wingtip casual shoe has much to offer as an advantage over a wingtipped monkstrap. The oringinally posted monk is an intriguing shoe. It has a certain elegant individuality and style, but does border on then over-adorned. And the question as to when and where one would wear such footwear remains a bit of a challenge. That said, I think the visual problem has to do with the interplay between the extension of the wing tip and how and where it meets the punched leather piece that becomes the strap. If it were my choice, I would consider shortening the wingtip and having that upper piece go all the way down to the botton of the shoe (reducing its forward angle as well). This would make the shoe less cluttered, remove a small row of punching that adds to the shoe's "busyness" and would result in a cleaner line. At the same time, I would probably opt for slightly finer punching to tidy the shoe up a bit more. But to each his own.
post #50 of 62
I think the Scottish Brogue is what LK may have in mind:
http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/history/colpages/18.htm
post #51 of 62
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Originally Posted by pejsek View Post
I think the Scottish Brogue is what LK may have in mind:
http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/history/colpages/18.htm

Yes, indeed, though I once saw a pair--bespoke I suppose--which was on a very sleek last and had elegant Baroque brogueing everywhere.

I think elements of that shoe-style could be transferred onto a nice, casual monkstrap, maybe worn with a simple medium grey suit.
post #52 of 62
Casting a late vote, but I like them. I think they would look good whenever a pair of chunky tan full brogues would be appropriate. Also, it is the kind of shoe that would really shine in bespoke but be hard to pull off in RTW.
post #53 of 62
i like them a lot as i have been looking for a monk and a suade but not finding any styles that i like to much!

for me i use a more micro brogue to make them less in your face but these are to go on my wish list
post #54 of 62
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Originally Posted by Panzeraxe II View Post
I'm suprised by the negative reactions.

I do not own monks, because I did not really like them at all. But this could probably change my mind.

Although, I do not know, if I would spend 5k north for it.
post #55 of 62
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Originally Posted by Panzeraxe II View Post
I'm undecided - sometimes I love it, other times I think its a bit too busy. Thoughts?

Beautiful but I wouldn't be caught dead wearing it.
post #56 of 62
Not so much a fan of the monk but I really like those dress slip-ons though I wouldn't have expected that.
post #57 of 62
Love them who are they made by?
post #58 of 62
Don't like the ornaments...but the last looks great
post #59 of 62
fabulous in every way
post #60 of 62
I would prefer them without wingtip, something like the ones RJman posted. Although I do really like the last.
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