“The” Double Monk Strap
JARED REEDER :: Aesthetics Expert
When it comes to dress shoes, the monk strap is the odd man out. It is neither a loafer nor a lace-up. The shoes history is that it was popular with monks in Europe because it was more protective than a sandal, it was easy to take on and off like a slipper, and it also served as a good work shoe. So because of the frequency it was seen on monks, it was commonly associated with them.
The construction of a monk strap shoe is similar to that of a blucher, with the quarters overlapping the upper vamp or tongue of the shoe, rather than meeting in the middle to be laced. Double monk straps are quite possibly the most elegant shoes a man can own, but they are usually priced out of what most are willing to spend.
The key to getting the most out of your monk straps is wearing a tapered trouser with little to no break. This is because buckled shoes usually don’t look as good as laced shoes when they’re forced to interact too much with your pants. Glory!
- cuffedjeans reblogged this from thesme
- ruigie reblogged this from thesme
- ruigie likes this
- treubleuimagery likes this
- nobrownintown likes this
- simonscloset likes this
- thisandthatstyle reblogged this from thesme
- thisandthatstyle likes this
- linogill likes this
- wearingasuitfornoreason likes this
- thesme posted this