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post #1 of 15
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www.colehaan.com
30% off at Cole Haan
Valid November 9th - 18th
Enter code GUEST at checkout

Courtesy of Fatwallet.com and/or Slickdeals.net.

Two questions:

1) Are monk strap shoes considered casual enough to wear with jeans? Can the same be done with oxfords?

2) Can someone speak to the quality of Cole Haan shoes? I'm looking at this shoe:
http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/cat...ctGroup=151425
post #2 of 15
I am just a noob but based on my limited experience here the official styleforum take on Cole Haan would be that they are second-rate. This forum seems to love Allen Edmonds.
post #3 of 15
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Would this RLPL monk strap be a better choice, then? http://stores.channeladvisor.com/gra...1?sck=21072714 Are monk straps considered formal, casual or both? Thanks.
post #4 of 15
Cole Haan isn't what it used to be since Nike bought them. I wouldn't even consider their shoes at prices they have on sale, not to mention at retail. However, CH did have some "Bench Made in England" shoes a few years back -- I have two pairs of those and they're both well constructed. I think they were outsourced to one of the Brit houses, but I haven't seen them since.
post #5 of 15
CHs do not have a good reputation on this board - quality is much more inferior to the RL shoe you highlighted, which I believe is made by C&J. It's a very solid shoe.

If you're deciding on quality, get the RL one and don't think twice. If it's simply personal style preference, than do as you'd like.
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks. That's what I was thinking, having perused this board for some weeks now. Would you be able to speak to whether the RLPL monk strap is considered formal, casual or both?
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by waterpig View Post
Thanks. That's what I was thinking, having perused this board for some weeks now. Would you be able to speak to whether the RLPL monk strap is considered formal, casual or both?


I'd say both, but that's me. Some on this board feel monks and suits don't go, but I think most people would say monks go fine with suits/slacks (jeans, not so sure, but it shouldn't be an issue since jeans typically break over the monk strap, thereby hiding it). I'm not a huge fan of double monks, though. Single monks are enoug for me.
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
The double strap causes me hesitation. Perhaps I should wait and find a single strap on discount somewhere.
post #9 of 15
GVH also has RL single monks on there.



http://stores.channeladvisor.com/gra...7?sck=14175847


I just got a pair of Tramezza filosofo monks (single) from the outlet that are oh so sweet.
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Ah, but not in my size which is a dwarfish 7.5.
post #11 of 15
ah, ok. Well, definitely keep an eye on GVH b/c they periodicaly get new RL shipments.
post #12 of 15
I have a pair of black Cole Haan penny loafers made in Italy, which I do like - nice look and very comfortable. Are most of their dress shoes made there?
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by ld111134 View Post
I have a pair of black Cole Haan penny loafers made in Italy, which I do like - nice look and very comfortable. Are most of their dress shoes made there?
No. You could find the country source printed on the label usually stuck way under the tongue.
post #14 of 15
I think the "Cole Haan Collection" shoes are solid. I would never pay their retail price (sometimes pushing $400) but I have one pair that I got on a great discount which were made in Italy and have lasted very well.
post #15 of 15
I just purchased some Cole Haan's from ebay. They are an older pair, made in USA. I thought they were goodyear welted at first, but when I had a closer look it appears to be blake stitched. Its actually too narrow at the moment, and I'm taking them to the cobbler tomorrow to see if he can stretch them for me. Im thinking that half size up will make a difference. Anyway looked at the Cole Haan website, and looks like the styling and quality has gone down. Even their top collection of shoes looks a little overpriced for what it is.
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