Double monk straps with jeans. Yea or nay?

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  1. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    IMHO, 501's dress DOWN your outfit. It's something about the washes, the cut, the red tab and the back pocket detailing. With Double monks you want to dress UP your jeans. Minimal detailing with a slim cut. The first photo, which looks totally amazing, illustates the point exactly. I don't know what jeans that the dude in the photo is wearing but I highlly doubt that they are 501's.

    +1....510's hardly EVER dress up an outfit.
     


  2. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Would these (the double-monks on the left) look good with jeans?

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    That combination of shiny and obviously expensive isn't going to mesh easily with jeans.
     


  3. retozimmermann

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    Hmm. I've never thought a lot about why I think single monks look better with jeans, but I think it's because with a single monk, there's less bulk over the tongue, which makes the shoe look more like a casual loafer, and hence better with jeans (obviously a casual garment).
    The traditional view would dictate that two buckles are less formal than one.
     


  4. retozimmermann

    retozimmermann Senior member

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    IMHO, 501's dress DOWN your outfit. It's something about the washes, the cut, the red tab and the back pocket detailing. With Double monks you want to dress UP your jeans. Minimal detailing with a slim cut. The first photo, which looks totally amazing, illustates the point exactly. I don't know what jeans that the dude in the photo is wearing but I highlly doubt that they are 501's.

    And forget the TB's. I have the C&J's and they rock.


    Totally agree on wearing double monks with Jeans. I do it all the time and receive lots of positive feedback on the shoes. I can also vote for the C&J Lowndes. Have them as well and think they're extremely nice and comfortable. On another level the Vass double monks might be a consideration...
     


  5. mkarim

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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?


    I'm open to selling my Canali double-monks (pictured in this thread). They are brand new in box with shoebag. Never worn.
     


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    thinman Senior member

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    I'm open to selling my Canali double-monks (pictured in this thread). They are brand new in box with shoebag. Never worn.

    Size?
     


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    quuz Senior member

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    Im thinking of either the crockett & jones lowndes or carminas double monks for the same purpose. [​IMG] [​IMG] I feel like the slightly more rounded last on the carminas will work better togheter with jeans compared to the more pointy/square toe on the lowndes
     


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    Im thinking of either the crockett & jones lowndes or carminas double monks for the same purpose.

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    I feel like the slightly more rounded last on the carminas will work better togheter with jeans compared to the more pointy/square toe on the lowndes


    I also like the shape of the Carminas more than the Lowndes. The Carminas also seem to have a better finish.
     


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    IBJanky Senior member

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    I like the shape of the C&J Lowndes better.

    myke
     


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    Not a double monker (...yet) but I'd go with the . I've seen the Lowndes, and it's too pointy for my preference. I don't know the last of those Carminas, but if they're on the Simpson last, they're chiseled but not excessively so. And the leather on my one pair of Carminas looks and feels better than the leather of my C&J benchgrades. Of course, that's assuming both fit equally well.
     


  11. quuz

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    Not a double monker (...yet) but I'd go with the . I've seen the Lowndes, and it's too pointy for my preference. I don't know the last of those Carminas, but if they're on the Simpson last, they're chiseled but not excessively so. And the leather on my one pair of Carminas looks and feels better than the leather of my C&J benchgrades. Of course, that's assuming both fit equally well.

    The carmina monks are on the Inca last. Intersting about the leather, might maybe go with the carmina ones since I like the shape and last better then the C&J
     


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    I use jeans with oxfords, but double monks on jeans look odd.
     


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    Size?

    EU 40 (US size 7 to 7.5). The shoes look nicer in person than they do in the pic and are not as shiny as they are in the pic.
     


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    Sorry no brown double monks. Black, Trickers.

    I like them with jeans.

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    [​IMG]

    I feel like the slightly more rounded last on the carminas will work better togheter with jeans compared to the more pointy/square toe on the lowndes


    These are gorgeous! I'm trying to decide between these and the C&J Lowndes. C&J is less expensive, but the Caminas may be better shoes. Hard choice.
     


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