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Single Monk Strap Appreciation

Poll Results: I like Single Monk strap shoes?

 
  • 91% (11)
    Yes
  • 8% (1)
    No
12 Total Votes  
post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Lot's of comparison threads and what not and many double Monk threads so as a fan of the Single Monk I thought they deserved their own thread. A couple of reasons I like them are they tend to dress down nicely with jeans and they dress up well with a suit. I know they are not everyone's cup of tea but show us your Single monks!

 

Here are a few links to help get the ideas flowing.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monk_shoe​

 

http://dieworkwear.com/post/57713004143/reconsidering-the-single-monk

 

 

http://www.gq.com/story/singling-it-out-a-case-for-the-single-monkstrap

 

St. Crispin example.

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post #2 of 12
Thread Starter 


My cheap-o Saks casual style!

post #3 of 12
I prefer the John Lobb way of doing single monks a la Jermyn
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

I can dig those, sleek and clean lines for sure, Lobb has a few cool single buckle styles!

 

 

I wear these JM's quite a bit, though in general I am not a fan of the smaller buckle.

 

post #5 of 12

One thing I like about single monkstraps is the (generally) larger buckle, which is easier to operate and looks nicer than the smaller ones on a DM.  Having said that I only have the one pair at present - these Barkers. The Northcote  in 'Castagnia' suede:

 

 

 

With cotton trou

 

With bespoke POW

post #6 of 12

Is the only pair of single monk straps that I have. Actually I only have on pair of double monk straps, but since this is a single monk strap appreciation thread here is the single monk straps that I have.




post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by dddrees View Post
 

Is the only pair of single monk straps that I have. Actually I only have on pair of double monk straps, but since this is a single monk strap appreciation thread here is the single monk straps that I have.





What are they?

 

You mentioned double monks and it might be interesting to learn of the ratio in poster's wardrobes.  I have two pair of DMs and just the one pair of single monkstraps.

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 


What are they?

 

You mentioned double monks and it might be interesting to learn of the ratio in poster's wardrobes.  I have two pair of DMs and just the one pair of single monkstraps.

The ones above are the Saint Crispins model 545 Kiltie monks. I also have a pair of John Lobb William II double monks.  

post #9 of 12

I am interested to see the single monk burgundy cordovan in the wild. Anyone? 

post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 


Another Saint Crispin example that is just gorgeous!

post #11 of 12
What do you all think are more versitile ;black or chestnut tan ?
post #12 of 12

 

Carmina single monk in Polo suede from The Armoury insta...really like this pair

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