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Single Monk Strap Appreciation

I like Single Monk strap shoes?

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    Votes: 13 86.7%
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    Votes: 2 13.3%

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mjstamos1

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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.
 

chobochobo

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

mjstamos1

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



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

 

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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:





With cotton trou


With bespoke POW
 

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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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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.



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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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.
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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Carmina single monk in Polo suede from The Armoury insta...really like this pair
 

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