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Double monk straps with a suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CharlesAlexander, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. CharlesAlexander

    CharlesAlexander Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to update everyone; I want into ps today. I didn't like the shoe. It wasn't the shape of the toe, it was the cap. It's a lot more prominent in person that in the picture and it kind of turned me off.

    I did however fall in love with these: http://www.paulstuart.com/product_info_enlarge.cfm?Id=43213175TOB

    I am probably going to pick them up tomorrow. What do you think?
     
  2. teddieriley

    teddieriley Well-Known Member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    

    Not a fan of the stitching. What size are you?
     
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    if you love it, go for it!
     
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    CBD can bite my shiny metal ass.
     
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    agreed. in my part of the world this is tainted with the cliché of a used car salesman, insurance clerk etc., etc., though.
     
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    +1
     
  7. Pliny

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    bout the only double doesn't look clunky to me is the Chapel.
     
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    CharlesAlexander Well-Known Member

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    I saw your blog PG, those double monks you have are flawless.

    It's making me give a second thought to the PS monks. I actually didnt even try them on, I'll probably go there today and give it a second shot.
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011
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    Double monk shoes are classic, but for so many people who don't know the origin, they looks just trendy, I think.
    So, I personally prefer a round toe or not pointy DB monk shoes with classic-fit suits.
    Even Lowndess looks too pointy with my slim Boglioli suit.

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  12. fritzl

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    what's the origin? i wanna know.
     
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    What do you exactly want to know?
     
  14. GusW

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    I would trust your initial impression. Phat Guido's shoes all look great, but they have a different shape than the Paul Stuart shoes. If you want the PG look then seek out those same shoes or a similar shape and don't settle for a more narrow toe.
     
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    why are they classic and where do they come from(origin)?
     
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    I'm kind of curious myself.
     
  17. bengal-stripe

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    The Original comes from John Lobb (a long time before there were two firms). I believe, the original design is from the 1920s and was named after William Lobb (son of the founder) who was the MD at the time.

    I don't know if the design with or without toe cap, is the older of the two.

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    Here is a picture (might be the same sample shoe) from a late 60s/early 70s JL catalogue.

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  18. woolymammoth

    woolymammoth Well-Known Member

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    Nice post, thank you.

     
  19. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    The William is my favorite Lobb
     
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    I don't believe you don't know what I know, but anyway, here's what I know.
    A monk shoe was of course a shoe worn by monks in the Alps around the 15th century.
    In the 19th century, Lobb made monk shoes for Prince Edward who had wide feet.
    Later in 1945, John Lobb started to produce double monk shoes 'William.'

    Unlike blutcher(derby) which was designed by Prussian general Blutcher and widely used for outdoor activities such as hunting,
    monk shoes were worn with suits. Hence, considered more formal than derby shoes.

    Correct me if there are incorrect ones.
     
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