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post #19546 of 53375
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Not such good photos, perhaps, but have a look at my post from yesterday, which I've quoted below - I'm wearing a pair of light brown Santoni double monks with a plain captoe. I have a couple of friends who have the Crockett & Jones Lowndes double monk in brown and they are lovely shoes, too.
As others have said, most people won't notice and, when someone does, it's more likely than not that they'll think that your shoes look great.
And here is another photo of me wearing the same double monks - although again, you can't really see the shoes very clearly.

i love the colour of the shoe but the first and last photo look as if the shoes are bunched between the buckles.. might just be me but it looks odd.
post #19547 of 53375
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Really? I have considered dub monks as well, but I definitely couldn't do black. I think black is far more noticeable and a little too investment banker wannabe. When I see guys in brown ones they can look a little like they're trying too hard, but can pull it off as the shoes still look casual enough not to look like a douche. I've never seen a guy in black dub monks, but I imagine he'd look like one of several things:

(a) A pirate
(b) An 80s wall st banker
(c) Maybe, just maybe, like this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri69YiQWj0o

So in summary, go brown unless you satisfy (c)... 

I reckon black needs to be single monk.

I like the pirate idea though. I once asked a pirate how much his earrings cost. He said 'a buck an ear...arrrgghhh.'
post #19548 of 53375
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Originally Posted by Binny View Post

Hey guys

Long time lurker here. Ive browsed this forum long enough and the time has come to try some (double) monks... but I'm nervous that I'll buy them and not wear them... I like how they look but Ive never really seen them worn and I'm worried that on a 20 something bloke it might look a bit strange, and I dont want people to rib me for being gay or something. I know you should do what you think is okay and not worry what ppl say but is there some practical advice about whether it might be too fashion forward amongst the general public and tradies in the street or what have you...

Why, in this day and age, should that be seen as a bad thing?

As for double monks, I wear them if the occasion permits. I don't feel this has any association with my sexual preferences, or vice versa. And I couldn't care less what any homophobic ignoramus has to say to the contrary.
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post #19550 of 53375
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Originally Posted by Binny View Post

Hey guys

 

Long time lurker here. Ive browsed this forum long enough and the time has come to try some (double) monks... but I'm nervous that I'll buy them and not wear them... I like how they look but Ive never really seen them worn and I'm worried that on a 20 something bloke it might look a bit strange, and I dont want people to rib me for being gay or something. I know you should do what you think is okay and not worry what ppl say but is there some practical advice about whether it might be too fashion forward amongst the general public and tradies in the street or what have you...

 

How many of you guys have them and actually wear them? Anyone have some pics?

 

 

why not get single monks first? they're more conservative than dub monks.

post #19551 of 53375
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Originally Posted by Binny View Post

Hey guys

Long time lurker here. Ive browsed this forum long enough and the time has come to try some (double) monks... but I'm nervous that I'll buy them and not wear them... I like how they look but Ive never really seen them worn and I'm worried that on a 20 something bloke it might look a bit strange, and I dont want people to rib me for being gay or something. I know you should do what you think is okay and not worry what ppl say but is there some practical advice about whether it might be too fashion forward amongst the general public and tradies in the street or what have you...

How many of you guys have them and actually wear them? Anyone have some pics?

Who gives a fuck what the general public thinks? You don't want people to "rib" you for being gay yet you seem overly concerned about what a bunch of tradies would think of you on the street?

Smarten up, princess.
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I am pretty in love with the Carmina double monks on Epaulette. I have quite high arches on my feet and am told monks are great for that.

 

Completely missed the "worried about looking gay" part of that original comment. Seriously, if someone accuses you of being gay, take the compliment. As a straight-as-a-plank bloke myself, whenever someone has thought I'm gay I've been flattered. I don't blame them, other than a few strange guys on an internet forum, most of the nicely dressed men around are gay.

post #19554 of 53375
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

... As a straight-as-a-plank bloke myself, whenever someone has thought I'm gay I've been flattered. I don't blame them, other than a few strange guys on an internet forum, most of the nicely dressed men around are gay.

see urbandictionary for styleforum definition:

 

 

1. styleforum.net 55 up104 down
 
A place where straight males can go to be gay. A place where gay males can go to be themselves. And a place for everyone else to can go to troll these self absorbed losers.

An average style forum member will post pics of what they were wearing that day, comment on the style and fashion of other supposedly straight men, and discuss other non-manly things.

It should be mentioned, that while it's ok to dress nice, it's a whole other ballgame to gone on the interwebz and post pictures of your cute little "fits"(as they like to call them, short for outfits).
Supposed straight male #1:What do you guys think of my fit? D&G sunglasses, APC jeans, XS AA V-neck T-shirt and $400 sneakers.

Supposed straight male #2:Oh that just looks Thsuper on you! However, I don't really like the way the t-shirt drapes on your frame! Love everything else though! Muah!

Gay member interrupts:Oh I'm so glad all of you alleged straight men hang out in styleforum.net. Delish!
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I know haha, my favourite part is "thsuper".

post #19556 of 53375

Contacted mj bale today, supposedly the 2 suits for $1K sale is over in a month. 

 

Should I buy up now or do they run similar things throughout the year?

post #19557 of 53375
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Contacted mj bale today, supposedly the 2 suits for $1K sale is over in a month. 

 

Should I buy up now or do they run similar things throughout the year?

go large and buy 10

post #19558 of 53375
Said this earlier but TMS has some mj bale suits for less than 500 at the moment.
post #19559 of 53375
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Said this earlier but TMS has some mj bale suits for less than 500 at the moment.

Hi lachyzee, it seems like its only for selected items only - of which MJ Bale isn't a part of. I may be wrong though!
post #19560 of 53375
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Rob, stop posting that picture. Almost everyday I visit the O&J website just to look at the green chinos, navy jacket, white shirt and driving mocs. I go in this trance for about 30 seconds. It is so good, it isn't healthy.

Every time I show that picture to my wife, she exercises her veto. :-(
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