Double monk with dark toe cap.

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  1. swlondon

    swlondon Active Member

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    Hi there people,

    Can anyone inform me as to where I can buy the shoe on the left in this picture please? I haven't seen it in any of the shoe shops down Jermyn Street, even John Lobb.


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    I really like the dark brown toe cap with the contrasting mid brown on the rest of the shoe, beautiful touch.

    Thank you,
    swlondon.
     
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  2. daniele6

    daniele6 Senior member

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  3. swlondon

    swlondon Active Member

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    Theirs are different because the one above has only the toe cap contrasting.

    Also I was really hoping that maybe I could get these RTW and for around £350, as opposed to JL prices.
     
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  4. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    Beggars can't be choosers.
     


  5. dinowhite

    dinowhite Well-Known Member

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    in Danielle6's case beggars CAN be choosers

    This guy has been begging for a discount on the EGs I am selling and then keeps equivocating on whether the size is right.
    Anyone thinking of selling to Danile6 should approach with extreme caution as time wasting is of the highest probability
     


  6. swlondon

    swlondon Active Member

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    Anyone know any of any other manufacturers of this shoe by any chance? Still after them.
     


  7. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    They look to me like hey have just been darkened with polish on the toe caps. Not too hard to do. Not to my taste, but each to their own.
     


  8. Xancatrius

    Xancatrius Senior member

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    This is quite silly, but Lino Leluzzi wears the same exact darkened toe cap double monks, which he sells in his shop, Al Bazar, just outside of Milan. Much too sprezzy for me, and very limited wardrobe pairings IMO, but hey, to each his own.
     


  9. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    buy a pair in tan. dye the toe cap to dark brown. problem solved.
     


  10. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    You can ask Carmina or Vass to do a custom MTO for a lot less money than what John Lobb will charge.
     


  11. swlondon

    swlondon Active Member

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    Thank you for the replies guys.

    I may try darkening a pair with dye/polish.
     


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    +1, very easy

    without doing MTO orders, you can find Loake Cannon and Meermin Monks, both available in tan at low prices.

    BTW the shoes in the picture are of Lino himself, they are made in italy and sold in his shop with the al bazar brand.
     
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