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Monk straps: Any regrets?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by brandall10, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. glenjay

    glenjay Senior member

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    Still most fond of the pair in the middle.
     


  2. Shikar

    Shikar Senior member

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    Still most fond of the pair in the middle.

    As am I my friend.

    Regards.
     


  3. AB01

    AB01 Senior member

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    Did anyone see Frost/Nixon - The scene about his shoe buckles? Not sure if they were monks though. I don't own any monks (yet??), but many in this thread look nice.

    Your girlfriend has to see them on you in the correct clothes for her to give approval. Pictures are different. Take her to the shoe store and try on the monks for her.
    Many guys here don't understand that she is the one you need to look good for, but don't worry, she will most likely approve when she sees them on you.
     


  4. TintinATL

    TintinATL Senior member

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    I too am looking at some. Is there a special running at PLAL? Their website doesn't seem to work very well. The list price they show for the Lowndes is $1000+ which is not going to work for me...

    Any suggestions where would be good to purchase the Lowndes or other double monk recommendations?
     


  5. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    The P.lal website lists the price in Malaysian Ringgits. You can convert from xe.com. I think they are offering free shipping to US customers in case you choose the non-express shipping.

    Shipton & Heneage has double monks in 3 colors including suede. Those ones are made by Cheaney. They also have a AS made tan double monk on sale in limited sizes.

    Pediwear has a Trickers double monk available.
     


  6. Barnabus

    Barnabus Senior member

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    i love the style of shoes
    to hell with anyone who doesnt!
    im gonna get these from paul frederick soon enough[​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


  7. DavidinGray

    DavidinGray Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one who thinks monks look best in suede? Something about the style just looks too...smooth, for lack of a better word, in calfskin.

    DIG
     


  8. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Am I the only one who thinks monk's look best in suede? Something about the style just looks too...smooth, for lack of a better word, in calfskin.

    DIG


    Yeah, I agree with this. Dark brown suede in particular.

    I'll be the odd man out in admitting that I don't really wear my monks. I have several pairs and rarely reach for any of them. I'm thinking of selling off some pairs I've never worn, including a pair of RLPL in chestnut. They just don't match my rustic style, I guess. So I'll advise considering what you'll wear them with before purchasing.

    I'll probably keep a pair in dark brown suede.
     


  9. Shikar

    Shikar Senior member

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    Come on Andrew.......Its Suede Chapel time.....

    Regards.
     


  10. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Rider special
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  11. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    RLPL Grant Vass in navy
    [​IMG][/IMG]
     


  12. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Double Monks = good
    Single Monks = not so good.
     


  13. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    No regrets whatsoever. Suits or casual, monks rock.
    I'll wear a pair at least 2 days per month and receive continuous compliments.
    -D&G (black) single monk wingtip
    -AE Moras (brown & black) double monk
    -Johnston & Murphy (apricot) single monk (bordering on vintage)
    -Ecco (black) single monk beaters for rainy days only
     


  14. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Gucci black monk straps
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    Mantellassi
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    I so enjoy seeing shoes that have actually been worn on threads such as this. They have life. They have presence.
     


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