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Double monk strap

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hopkins_student, May 30, 2006.

  1. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Well-Known Member

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    I plan on my next shoe purchase being an EG dark oak double monk strap. Is there any reason the RTW double monk offered by EG, as well as almost every other double monk I've ever seen, has a double sole? Is there any reason not to get a single sole?

    I've also never seen a double monk, or any monk for that matter, on a chisel-toed last. Would a double monk be better suited to the 888 or 82? Also, cap toe or plain toe?
     
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    j Well-Known Member

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    You're right, chisel toe monks do seem rare. Personally I like plaintoe monks, although some of the captoes are nice too.

    I did find this example:
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    And this, not comparable to EG, but for possible inspiration: (Not a fan of that welting)
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    hopkins_student Well-Known Member

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    I think plain toe is for me; cap toe is a little too busy. The chisel does look good.
     
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    hopkins_student Well-Known Member

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    On further thought I'm thinking I'd prefer a brown double monk on the 888, but a black single monk would probably be better on the 82.
     
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    whoopee Well-Known Member

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    The double monk is a sturdier design. But I would get it with a single sole, too, and a chisel toe last. I've seen bespokes in that combination in both brown and black leather, and actually, the latter was as stunning a shoe as black can make.
     
  6. TKDKid

    TKDKid Well-Known Member

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    Is there any reason the RTW double monk offered by EG, as well as almost every other double monk I've ever seen, has a double sole? Is there any reason not to get a single sole?
    Like on these?

    [​IMG]

    - John Lobb Paris Prestige Line Naseby [​IMG]

    If you mean "chisel" in a loose sense:

    [​IMG]

    - John Lobb Paris Derwent [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Well-Known Member

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    I think the EG Fulham on the 888 or 82, in, say, Burnt Pine, would be stunning.
     
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    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    TKDKid - here are a couple (bad) snaps of my Naseby, if you're interested in seeing what they look like after 15-20 wears [​IMG]
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  9. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Well-Known Member

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    Like on these?

    [​IMG]

    - John Lobb Paris Prestige Line Naseby [​IMG]


    If you mean "chisel" in a loose sense:

    [​IMG]

    - John Lobb Paris Derwent [​IMG] [​IMG]


    I could go for the Naseby on that Derwent last.
     
  10. TKDKid

    TKDKid Well-Known Member

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    I think the EG Fulham on the 888 or 82, in, say, Burnt Pine, would be stunning.
    Like LeatherSoul's ones here?

    I saw those earlier and thought there was something not quite right about them (to me at least). Had a little think and decided that I didn't like the buckles being so far apart and hence the strap being so wide - I think for this style of shoe (with the apron front), it looks nicer if the buckles are close together, like with these:

    [​IMG]

    TKDKid - here are a couple (bad) snaps of my Naseby, if you're interested in seeing what they look like after 15-20 wears [​IMG]
    I saw those earlier too - thought they were very nice. [​IMG]

    Alas, I don't tend to have much luck with monkstraps of any kind, due to my low instep. Maybe if I go half a size down...
     
  11. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Well-Known Member

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    Here's a Taryn Rose double monkstrap with a single thickness sole. While the Taryn Rose ones are half the price of Edward Green ones, they are especially comfortable.
    [​IMG]

    I wore them today--
    http://whatareyouwearingtoday.blogspot.com/
     
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