Human Scales – Denny Suede Brown – double monk strap shoes
The double monk strap shoe might be the dressiest of all men’s shoes. They are more “advanced” and are not for the sartorial faint of heart. Get it right, though, and you will turn twice the heads. Human Scales have made a plain toe, double buckle monk style shoe with highly attractive and exquisite lines. They used mocha brown suede leather with white contrast stitching.
Before getting into the review of the shoes, I would love to say something regarding this stunning stunning (yes I said it twice) brand. Two guys Mikko Kärmäräinen and Peter Ferber, co-founded Human Scales in 2007. As you can see, the name comes entails these clothes are another part of you body, a “second skin” if you will. Human Scales uses highest quality materials and their differentiating characteristics are tailored fit and timeless design. Their collection can be found in over 80 stores in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, England, Ireland, Germany and Spain.
There are no words that can easily divulge Human Scales’ products, but I will do my very best.
Think of shoes that you would wear with a suit, and you would wear those just as good as Don Draper would but also imagine yourself wearing those shoes on a night out, perhaps on a date.
The Danny Brown Suede by Human Scales are exactly that.
I own a lot of shoes of which a lot of I would say are in need of a step up in the quality of leather and construction, but these shoes do not belong in that group. The leather is top notch, it’s alluring, even thought out the entire shoe, elegant yet the construction is close to indestructible.
The shoe is light enough but still feels very stout, very firm. The leather feels and smell just like you would expect it to, though most probably it will surprise you in every department, just like it did surprise me.
The heel is wide but not too wide with which the entire look of the shoe would be distorted.
I admit I was worried about the buckles when I first took out the shoes of the box but once I gave them I closer look and put the shoes on a couple of times, I changed my mind. The buckles are sturdy, strong and will definitely last. The buckle straps have three holes, so I expect to be no problem fitting the shoe to one’s ankle.
The balance of the shoe is terrific. The proportions are balanced and subtle. That being said, the Human Scales Danny is still a double monk strap shoe. This shoe infuses trend with a bit of tradition and will definitely look good on a suit with a brown leather strap watch but just as good on a tad more casual outfit.
I love the fact that Human Scales use Goodyear welt construction, which is a magnificent method. What I look out for in every pair of shoes is when the heel is flat on the ground, sole touches the floor. In an ideal situation, it should touch the ground around the front arch of the foot. This improves the comfort of walking very very much, it limits the wrinkling and reduces the creases on the upper leather. This is rarely seen in shoes that are not bespoke and I was positively surprised in this case.
These shoes are comfortable but I would definitely not wear them the entire day, as I did on two occasions. They are not comfortable enough for a whole day around the office, though perhaps an after-work drink or two would ease the slight discomfort.
The shoes come in a nice box and a shoe pouch as well. A nice bonus is a nifty little shoe horn.
To conclude, the Danny Brown Suede from Human Scales is an extraordinary pair of shoes. It offers top notch quality, appealing and timeless design and a satisfying level of comfort.
I will dare say that this pair of shoes is one of the best pair you will ever own.
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