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Popping my monk strap cherry...

ArteEtLabore14

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So I've been looking around for a dressier pair of shoes that can be paired with jeans, khakis, and dress pants/a suit and monk straps seem to be the perfect answer. I think they look great and aren't seen everyday.

My budget is limited, at the moment I'm not willing to spend over $200 and will consider either brown or black monks (prefer brown). I'm willing to consider used as long as they're in good condition from a reputable source. I wear a US 10-11. I prefer a toe that is more pointed rather than round (but not the kind you can use as a weapon) and also prefer the double monks over the single.

What are some monks that match (most of) these criteria that could be had, new or possibly used, for around $200? I know I won't be able to get top of the line for that amount but I'm optimistic I'll be find a nice pair. Thanks for the help!

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- Black or Brown (pref brown)
- Single or Double (pref double)
- New or Used
- Size 10-11
- Pointier over rounder toe
- ~$200
 

ArteEtLabore14

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Originally Posted by geoffmartin17
There is a great pair on brooks brothers for sale right now at about 240 ish? Probably the best bang for the buck, it looks to me like they are a C+J model.
Nvm. Thanks for the idea but not a fan of that particular shoe.
 

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I suggest you maintain your 'virginity'
 

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These are some examples of ones I like (that are probably out of my price range but just to give an idea):




(Pair on the left)


(Center pair)



 

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Originally Posted by distinctive
What is the heavily antiqued pair? I've got something that may work for you but it would be in the $400 range. PM me if interested.

Appreciate the offer but that is unfortunately too much for me to spend on shoes at the moment.

Also, not sure what they are. Took those pics from another SF thread about monks.
 

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Seeing a picture i took of my shoes (Trifecta of my own monks).......reminds me to wear one of them tomorrow!! You only liked the center one, but my other 2 on the sides are nice too. Thanks.

Regards.

Regards.
 

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Originally Posted by Shikar
Seeing a picture i took of my shoes (Trifecta of my own monks).......reminds me to wear one of them tomorrow!! You only liked the center one, but my other 2 on the sides are nice too. Thanks.

Regards.

Regards.


I really like the ones on the left where do they come from?
 

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Originally Posted by costadelmar16
I really like the ones on the left where do they come from?

From left to right.... JL Vale (its the single monk), JL Chapel, JL William.

Regards.
 

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