After looking at some monk strap shoes I was initially interested in getting a pair. Â However, after some additional thought, I realized that all of the shoe's visual interest, the buckle and strap, would be lost under the trouser cuff. Â All that would be visible is the long laceless front of the shoe. Â It seems it would end up looking like some sort of a boot, which is not my preference. Â Have others given any thought to this concern or had experiences contrary to my expectations? Â The shoe in question is made under Brooks Brothers' private label, Peal & Co. Â I was initially drawn to the burnished quality of the brown shoe. Â I need to determine if a fresh pair from the box will have a similar color quality or if the floor sample has benefited by being handled by many oily hands.