Single Monk Strap Appreciation

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mjstamos1, Aug 19, 2015.

I like Single Monk strap shoes?

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  2. No

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  1. mjstamos1

    mjstamos1 Active Member

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    Lot's of comparison threads and what not and many double Monk threads so as a fan of the Single Monk I thought they deserved their own thread. A couple of reasons I like them are they tend to dress down nicely with jeans and they dress up well with a suit. I know they are not everyone's cup of tea but show us your Single monks!

    Here are a few links to help get the ideas flowing.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monk_shoe

    http://dieworkwear.com/post/57713004143/reconsidering-the-single-monk


    http://www.gq.com/story/singling-it-out-a-case-for-the-single-monkstrap

    St. Crispin example.
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  2. mjstamos1

    mjstamos1 Active Member

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    My cheap-o Saks casual style!
     
  3. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I prefer the John Lobb way of doing single monks a la Jermyn
     
  4. mjstamos1

    mjstamos1 Active Member

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    I can dig those, sleek and clean lines for sure, Lobb has a few cool single buckle styles!

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    I wear these JM's quite a bit, though in general I am not a fan of the smaller buckle.

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  5. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Senior member

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    One thing I like about single monkstraps is the (generally) larger buckle, which is easier to operate and looks nicer than the smaller ones on a DM. Having said that I only have the one pair at present - these Barkers. The Northcote in 'Castagnia' suede:

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    With cotton trou

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    With bespoke POW
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    Is the only pair of single monk straps that I have. Actually I only have on pair of double monk straps, but since this is a single monk strap appreciation thread here is the single monk straps that I have.
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  7. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Senior member

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    What are they?

    You mentioned double monks and it might be interesting to learn of the ratio in poster's wardrobes. I have two pair of DMs and just the one pair of single monkstraps.
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    The ones above are the Saint Crispins model 545 Kiltie monks. I also have a pair of John Lobb William II double monks.
     
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    I am interested to see the single monk burgundy cordovan in the wild. Anyone?
     
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    mjstamos1 Active Member

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    Another Saint Crispin example that is just gorgeous!
     
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    What do you all think are more versitile ;black or chestnut tan ?
     
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    Carmina single monk in Polo suede from The Armoury insta...really like this pair
     

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