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Monk straps: Any regrets?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by brandall10, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Texasmade

    Texasmade Well-Known Member

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    I got the JL Vale, JL Chapel, and the Corthay Arca Boucle. Not a single regret for any of them.
     
  2. glenjay

    glenjay Well-Known Member

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    My Harris double monk. I wear them with grey slacks and black jeans.

    [​IMG]

    My next pair will be brown, and a little less pointy.
     
  3. glenjay

    glenjay Well-Known Member

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    No regrets either.......[​IMG]
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    Regards.


    Shikar, that monk in the middle wouldn't happen to be a JLP in a US 11.5 would it?
     
  4. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Well-Known Member

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    ha. i was looking at those same lowndes on ebay, but decided against it. glad someone else here went for em.
     
  5. Shikar

    Shikar Well-Known Member

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    Shikar, those monks wouldn't all happen to be JL in US 11.5 would it?
    Fixed. Yes, they would...[​IMG] Regard
     
  6. glenjay

    glenjay Well-Known Member

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    Still most fond of the pair in the middle.
     
  7. Shikar

    Shikar Well-Known Member

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    Still most fond of the pair in the middle.

    As am I my friend.

    Regards.
     
  8. AB01

    AB01 Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone see Frost/Nixon - The scene about his shoe buckles? Not sure if they were monks though. I don't own any monks (yet??), but many in this thread look nice.

    Your girlfriend has to see them on you in the correct clothes for her to give approval. Pictures are different. Take her to the shoe store and try on the monks for her.
    Many guys here don't understand that she is the one you need to look good for, but don't worry, she will most likely approve when she sees them on you.
     
  9. TintinATL

    TintinATL Well-Known Member

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    I too am looking at some. Is there a special running at PLAL? Their website doesn't seem to work very well. The list price they show for the Lowndes is $1000+ which is not going to work for me...

    Any suggestions where would be good to purchase the Lowndes or other double monk recommendations?
     
  10. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    The P.lal website lists the price in Malaysian Ringgits. You can convert from xe.com. I think they are offering free shipping to US customers in case you choose the non-express shipping.

    Shipton & Heneage has double monks in 3 colors including suede. Those ones are made by Cheaney. They also have a AS made tan double monk on sale in limited sizes.

    Pediwear has a Trickers double monk available.
     
  11. Barnabus

    Barnabus Well-Known Member

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    i love the style of shoes
    to hell with anyone who doesnt!
    im gonna get these from paul frederick soon enough[​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  12. DavidinGray

    DavidinGray Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one who thinks monks look best in suede? Something about the style just looks too...smooth, for lack of a better word, in calfskin.

    DIG
     
  13. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one who thinks monk's look best in suede? Something about the style just looks too...smooth, for lack of a better word, in calfskin.

    DIG


    Yeah, I agree with this. Dark brown suede in particular.

    I'll be the odd man out in admitting that I don't really wear my monks. I have several pairs and rarely reach for any of them. I'm thinking of selling off some pairs I've never worn, including a pair of RLPL in chestnut. They just don't match my rustic style, I guess. So I'll advise considering what you'll wear them with before purchasing.

    I'll probably keep a pair in dark brown suede.
     
  14. Shikar

    Shikar Well-Known Member

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    Come on Andrew.......Its Suede Chapel time.....

    Regards.
     
  15. mr monty

    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    Rider special
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  16. mr monty

    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    RLPL Grant Vass in navy
    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  17. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    Double Monks = good
    Single Monks = not so good.
     
  18. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

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    No regrets whatsoever. Suits or casual, monks rock.
    I'll wear a pair at least 2 days per month and receive continuous compliments.
    -D&G (black) single monk wingtip
    -AE Moras (brown & black) double monk
    -Johnston & Murphy (apricot) single monk (bordering on vintage)
    -Ecco (black) single monk beaters for rainy days only
     
  19. mr monty

    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    Gucci black monk straps
    [​IMG][/IMG]

    Mantellassi
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  20. coolshoes

    coolshoes Well-Known Member

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    I so enjoy seeing shoes that have actually been worn on threads such as this. They have life. They have presence.
     

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