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double monkstrap

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by EricE., Aug 17, 2009.

  1. EricE.

    EricE. Senior member

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    hi im in the market for a new double monkstrap

    i already a "lowndes lookalike" in black and now i need something new---a brown one.

    but where can i get one that looks great but doesnt cost more than 250€

    ps. i know the mora is a decent shoe, but it looks too bulky for me
     
  2. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    youre going to be hard-pressed to find anything similar to the lowndes in quality and shape. anything less and you'll be looking into AE blob territory.

    perhaps you can search ebay and find something of a R or sub quality and those will run you about 100-150 less maybe.
     
  3. ranker

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    hi im in the market for a new double monkstrap

    i already a "lowndes lookalike" in black and now i need something new---a brown one.

    but where can i get one that looks great but doesnt cost more than 250€

    ps. i know the mora is a decent shoe, but it looks too bulky for me


    The only thing in that price range that isn't AE/Alden blob like will be Ferragamo's, Bally's which can be easily found on ebay.
     
  4. Mild Mannered

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    hi im in the market for a new double monkstrap i already a "lowndes lookalike" in black and now i need something new---a brown one. but where can i get one that looks great but doesnt cost more than 250€ ps. i know the mora is a decent shoe, but it looks too bulky for me
    Just a question...have you seen the AE Mora in person? It really is a beautiful model from AE and most certainly is not a blob at all. The C&J Lowndes is a different styling on the toebox ( tapered plain toe w-medallion)and shouldn't be compared to the Mora in the first place. Both are beautiful. Also, are you looking at new in box, or also looking at pre-owned?
     
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    Santoni can be found for as cheap as well.
     
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    Are single monks considered less acceptable and stylish?

    I was thinking of getting a monk, but was not sure what colour and style was best. Any advice?
     
  7. EricE.

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    i have seen the mora in person and i never said its not nice or good looking! its just not what i expect from a double monk.
    the shoe should look more "young" like the lowndes with its nice toebox.

    and of course i would prefer new in box but i dont care too much if the shoe is used when the price is right [​IMG]
     
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    doublebucklemonk Well-Known Member

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    dv3 Senior member

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    if you want another pair of double monks get a pair of lowndes in brown, who cares about the look alikes
     
  10. sfo423

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    Who makes BS Repton?
     
  11. EricE.

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    looks like crockett and jones [​IMG]
     
  12. dv3

    dv3 Senior member

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    what size are you EricE
     
  13. Mild Mannered

    Mild Mannered Senior member

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    i have seen the mora in person and i never said its not nice or good looking! its just not what i expect from a double monk.

    Yes you did, yes you did! ...here are your own words from your first post....

    ... i know the mora is a decent shoe, but it looks too bulky for me

    You said its too bulky for you! ...oh youuuu..you AE Mora-hater-you! (shaking fist) [​IMG]
     
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    Are single monks considered less acceptable and stylish?

    I was thinking of getting a monk, but was not sure what colour and style was best. Any advice?


    I like the single monks more too, but am on the fence on purchasing any dress shoes for now.
     
  15. EricE.

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    HAHA
    okok leave me alone:p i just dont want the mora...maybe next life [​IMG]

    im a 12 D US
     
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    Not seen them in person, but might be worth considering:

    http://www.loake.co.uk/Shop/Products...&ProductID=BLA


    ive seen it, and its ugly

    charles twirrit or however you spell it sell them under their own label as well. i did see them in brown for 75gbp, but still no. its no good
     
  19. EricE.

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    still havent found anything nice! any help appreciated
     
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