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Are all monk straps bluchers?

k4lnamja

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I apologize if this is a stupid question as I'm new to fashion and everything but I do love the look of a monk strap. Doubles? Still growing on me. However, I dont like the look of a blucher . . . at all. Is there a such thing as a monk strap that's a balmoral?

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A monk strap is its own category--it's neither a balmoral nor a blucher. (Some people put them in the category of loafers, but I think that's a little misleading.)

Are you treating it as a blucher because the strap part is a separable piece, sewn onto the shoe?
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Yes, they exist -- check out the Purple Label Grant, by EG, for one example.

Appreciate it. I'll check it out.

Originally Posted by L'Incandescent
A monk strap is its own category--it's neither a balmoral nor a blucher. (Some people put them in the category of loafers, but I think that's a little misleading.)

Are you treating it as a blucher because the strap part is a separable piece, sewn onto the shoe?


Yes. I thought a separable piece indicates this would be a blucher vs a balmoral. No?

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Originally Posted by k4lnamja
Yes. I thought a separable piece indicates this would be a blucher vs a balmoral. No?

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If there are no shoelace eyelet tabs or holes it can't be either.
 

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Originally Posted by k4lnamja

Yes. I thought a separable piece indicates this would be a blucher vs a balmoral. No?

Cheers


To the best of my knowledge, the terms blucher and balmoral name the two species of lace-up shoes. A monk is more like a loafer, in that you just slip it onto your foot. On the other hand, DocHolliday knew exactly what you meant, so maybe the term blucher can take on that broader meaning.
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Yes, they exist -- check out the Purple Label Grant, by EG, for one example.

Using the same logic, my Santoni Jadwins would be considered "balmorals" as well.
 

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Originally Posted by Will
Virtually all monks are bluchers.

I had a monkstrap from Martegani that I got through Rider that was based on a closed lacing pattern - I'll see if I can dig out the picture....

It was just a little too big for me, so I sold it on ebay or SF a few months back.

edit: I had pictures in my sale thread, but deleted them... I'll check and see if they're on a computer somewhere
 

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Originally Posted by The Louche
Using the same logic, my Santoni Jadwins would be considered "balmorals" as well.
The John Lobb Vale is also in this category.
 

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