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Double monk straps with a suit?

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

  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    

    Well, thankfully this is a forum about style and not fashion. That one is comfortable wearing something beyond what "other people" are willing to wear speaks to one's own preferences and style. I couldn't give two shits if GQ or Esquire endorses what I'm wearing 10 years from now - but chances are, because things are cyclical and they run out of things to write about, they will come back "in fashion" in no time.
     


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    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Sleek lasted monks + Suit = win.
     


  4. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    I have a pair of Black Ballys with double monk strap. Looks decent with a suit.
     


  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am aware of fashion and style because evaluating style trends in the marketplace has been a significant part of my career for 30+ years. There is classic style, but if you lag in how you can best present yourself in a contemporary context you can appear to be older and clueless. It will be extreme examples of color and fit that will look dated after 5 years and won't age well. Not a big deal for a T-shirt but certainly a major decision for fine tailored clothing.
     


  6. Knowledge is King

    Knowledge is King Senior member

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    Not sure if you've seen these shoes in person or not, but they are quite pointy/extended in person, even when compared to other pointy lasts. They kind of remind me of the long, pointy Santoni lasts.
     


  7. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    try it on in the store or at home. return if you do not love them.
     


  8. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I'm wearing suede moras today with my pinstriped suit.

    [​IMG]
     


  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You never struck me as an AE guy, Trini.

    FWIW, I wore Lowndes with a Russell plaid yesterday. I think they can go with anything you would wear a derby with. In certain situations even an oxford as long as they are stitchcapped.
     


  10. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Moras are the only AE's I currently own but I like 'em.
     


  11. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Single-soled double monks on a sleek last looks fine to my eye with suits for less formal business occasions.
     


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    ftfy
     


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    Agreed. What I was saying - and I think that a few other people have agreed - is that the PS shoes shown are fashion forward such that they won't endure well. I love the AE Moras, which have a classic shape. And double monks + suits in general is a completely innocuous combo, of course.
     


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    CharlesAlexander Senior member

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    I will check out the toe in person, but I like the pointed toe look.

    It fits me.
     


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    Right on.
     


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