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Derbies vs Double Monk Strap?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Charles Albert, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Charles Albert

    Charles Albert Member

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    Hey everyone, I'm new to this website and I just wanted some opinions on these two shoes. I'm going on a cruise in a month so I want to buy a new pair of dress shoes to go with some of my outfits. I like the monk straps but the Derbies aren't so bad either. Just want some opinions of what everyone thinks. Thank you in advance! :D
     
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  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    Neither of those particular shoes look good. They look cheap and brutish. Generally speaking you will probably get more miles from Bluchers (the 2nd pair are not actually Oxfords) because double monkstraps are somewhat unusual and non traditional. That being said, I have a pair of dub monks myself and enjoy wearing them with casual fits. Go with whatever you like.
     
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  3. RogerP

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    Those double monks are ugly.

    Those oxfords aren't oxfords. They're derbies.

    Who makes these and what is the price and why do they have such a ridiculous amount of toe spring?
     
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  4. Charles Albert

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    Could you recommend a good looking pair of monks?? Please nothing over like 200$. Just spent a load of money on a cruise and excursions. :p
     
  5. Charles Albert

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    Could you recommend a good looking pair of monks?? ALDO is the brand and the price is 100$
     
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  8. RogerP

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    Spend a bit more and get Meermin or Allen Edmunds on sale at the Shoe Bank. Make Aldo shoes a thing of the past.
     
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  9. Caustic Man

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    Whole-heartedly agree.
     
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  11. Charles Albert

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    One reason why I signed up on here and made a post before I made the purchase!
     
  13. Charles Albert

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    Do you mind telling me what you use to take care of your shoes?
     
  14. Caustic Man

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    Shoe polish and shoe trees. Nothing fancy.
     
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  15. A Guy from Shanghai

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    While I agree with all the suggestions other members provided, I'd like to warn you that this is a "dangerous" site :D
     
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  16. RogerP

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    Yes, but only dangerous to your bank balance. The upside is that you will end up looking like a million bucks while spending slightly less. :)
     
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  17. Charles Albert

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    I appreciate every ones advice [​IMG] I think I'm going with these bad boys, but I hope that they get here by the 13th of April. I've read about slow deliveries with Meermin.
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