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Double monk straps with jeans. Yea or nay?

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Originally Posted by tim_horton
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.

They're on the Inca last, might be wider than the Simpson.
 

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This looks full of win for jeans:





Dark brown "espresso" suede.
 

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Definitely expresso suede with jeans - I'm biased because that's exactly what I'm wearing right now :) The suede drops the level of formality which makes it pair nicely with denim.
 

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Definitely expresso suede with jeans - I'm biased because that's exactly what I'm wearing right now :) The suede drops the level of formality which makes it pair nicely with denim.

Post pic please? :nodding:
 

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Something about those suede Lowndes still seems too dressy for jeans to me. The long sleek last combined with the cap toe. Not saying it wouldn't work under any circumstances - just that it would have to be a fairly dressy jeans ensemble.

For whatever reason current fashion seems to favor rounder toed shoes with jeans, no?

I don't think it matters one hoot if there are one strap or two, it's about the overall shape and formality of the shoe.

Since we are talking overall formality would anyone wear these pebble grained Carminas with Jeans, perhaps white or khaki denim? They are pebble grained, which is casual. I frankly can't decide just how casual these shoes are, or aren't.

 
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The suede drops the level of formality which makes it pair nicely with denim.</p>

dm's are at the lowest level of formality, imo. nothing to drop left...
 

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So what you are saying is that the colour, material or shape of the double monks have no bearing on whether they are a suitable pairing with jeans?
 

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I believe what he is saying is that he hates double monks. All forms, all shapes, all colors, just all of them regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation or religious affliliation. It's an 'equal opportunity' hatred!

:nodding:
 

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So what you are saying is that the colour, material or shape of the double monks have no bearing on whether they are a suitable pairing with jeans?

quasi yes
 

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I've owned a lot of suede shoes from casual to dressy. A dark brown suede will hold up long-term with regular wear in any kind of weather. All you need to do is to spray them with a silicon water proofing every few months and then let them air dry if they get wet. The dark brown suede is very forgiving when it comes to spots and stains.
 

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I believe what he is saying is that he hates double monks. All forms, all shapes, all colors, just all of them regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation or religious affliliation. It's an 'equal opportunity' hatred!
So I shouldn't get this for him as a Christmas present then?
 

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