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Double monk straps with jeans. Yea or nay?

anginaprinzmetal

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Thinking bout buying some double monk straps from To Boot New York. Any experience with them? Quality, last, etc?
I think doubler monks would look great with jeans, comments?
 

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Originally Posted by anginaprinzmetal
Thinking bout buying some double monk straps from To Boot New York. Any experience with them? Quality, last, etc?
I think doubler monks would look great with jeans, comments?


abso yes
 

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Originally Posted by anginaprinzmetal
Thinking bout buying some double monk straps from To Boot New York. Any experience with them? Quality, last, etc?
I think doubler monks would look great with jeans, comments?


What color?
 

anginaprinzmetal

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Brown, they have an antique finish which I like.
Any comments on the brand, To Boot New York, quality, finish, etc. They are bit pricey, but I guess for double monks that's ok.
Thanks
 

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Originally Posted by anginaprinzmetal
Brown, they have an antique finished which I like.
Any comments on the brand, To Boot New York, quality, finish, etc. They are bit pricey, but I guess for double monks that's ok.
Thanks


Their styling is more modern than AE, Alden, etc. I don't know about quality.
 

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Are you looking at the Webster? That's a beautiful shoe, a little more fashion-forward than other popular double monks but still classic. I can't speak to the quality of construction, but it certainly looks nice.

Honestly, though, I don't think double monks work that well with jeans. I think single monks work a lot better. (In general, I like double monks much more than single monks, just not for jeans.)
 

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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent

Honestly, though, I don't think double monks work that well with jeans. I think single monks work a lot better. (In general, I like double monks much more than single monks, just not for jeans.)


I think exactly the opposite.
 

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if somenoe asks questions like this, i have to ask them a question: why do you want to wear jeans?
 

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Originally Posted by wEstSidE
if somenoe asks questions like this, i have to ask them a question: why do you want to wear jeans?

There are many situations. Jeans are quite acceptable in casual workplaces, as they are in casual social situations.
 

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It depends on the jeans. A nice slim cut with a narrow fitted opening in dark denim? YES YES YES. Dad's 501's? Not so much.
 

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^^ Ignore Cuffs.... suede will soften up the look a little more...
 

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Originally Posted by long_knives
It depends on the jeans. A nice slim cut with a narrow fitted opening in dark denim? YES YES YES. Dad's 501's? Not so much.

501s are for everybody
 

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To Boot New York 'Webster' is an ok looking double monk, imo.
Zappos (as an example) currently have them at just under $300 http://www.zappos.com/product/7700304/color/257415 You could easily wear with denim or a suit. I have a pair of TBNY split chisled toe single monks in cognac scotchgrain. Solid construction. They are very nice, comfortable, and I receive a lot of compliments on them. You may also want to check out the Crockett & Jones 'Lowndes' as an alternative.
(image courtesy of SF member Shikar)
 

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^^^ those TBNYC's look nice!
 

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Master-Classter;4115743 said:


That's the look I'm going for. I'd use jeans for a night out on town or a nice dinner.

Those are the TBNY I'm talking about.

By the way those C&J are
 

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