16
Apr

Have you ever wanted to be king of the #menswear blog-o-sphere?

Imagine waking up to a text message from Nick Wooster asking if you want to get brunch. “Nah braj,” you think to yourself. You and Michael Bastian already have plans to hit up Clinton St. Bakery because the pancakes are bomb and having a third risks you having to wait an additional 30 minutes to get seated. Maybe you can schedule him later to get some pork buns at Ippudo.

You get out of bed and throw on your favorite pair of McNairy camo trousers and your worn out Brooks Brothers ESF OCBD to start the day.

All you need now is the perfect pair of shoes.

27
Sep
Brooks Brothers chocolate suede double-monk strap shoes — Goodyear welted in England. I’m sure a more educated person could identify the manufacturer. I think these would look pretty awesome with a pair of tan corduroy trousers and a tweed jacket. 

Brooks Brothers chocolate suede double-monk strap shoes — Goodyear welted in England. I’m sure a more educated person could identify the manufacturer. I think these would look pretty awesome with a pair of tan corduroy trousers and a tweed jacket. 

29
May
It’s on sale: Cerbero double monk shoes — My brother picked up a pair of these double monks and he’s been a big fan of them. Best of all, they’re currently on sale for $138 and available in a full range of sizes. 
The last looks sleek while keeping the captoe simple and the toebox not too pointy. They’re available in brown (above) and some odd brown-grey-ish color. I believe they’re Blake stitched, but my brother wasn’t entirely sure. 
Click here to read my brother’s review and check out his photos.

It’s on sale: Cerbero double monk shoes — My brother picked up a pair of these double monks and he’s been a big fan of them. Best of all, they’re currently on sale for $138 and available in a full range of sizes. 

The last looks sleek while keeping the captoe simple and the toebox not too pointy. They’re available in brown (above) and some odd brown-grey-ish color. I believe they’re Blake stitched, but my brother wasn’t entirely sure. 

Click here to read my brother’s review and check out his photos.

17
Feb

minimalmusings:

John Lobb Wallace double monk in chestnut with silver buckles. 

Grail status double monks.

(via minimalmusings-deactivated20120)

06
Feb

Allen Edmonds Neumora — Not quite sure what to make of this news, but apparently Allen Edmonds is releasing a new double-monk model called the “Neumora”. Retail is supposed to be $345, but you can pre-order a pair via allaboutshoes on StyleForum for $285. Available in black and burnished brown colorways. 

What’s the difference? Hard to say, exactly, but the toebox looks sleeker and the buckles are definitely different. Also, the straps seem longer. Details seem a bit sketchy right now, but we’ll probably know more when they’re available in March.

28
Jan
the3rdobserver:

some day…
Maybe a present to myself when I pass the ARE.

I think my brother wants a pair of double monks more than I do. 

the3rdobserver:

some day…

Maybe a present to myself when I pass the ARE.

I think my brother wants a pair of double monks more than I do. 

23
Jan
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Jan
20
Jan

On Sale

pleatsareforlovers:

NEVER WORN Run of the Mill 1st generation Double Monk Straps in a 9.5 for $300 or best offer (retail: $405). They didn’t fit me :(

Hit me up on fan mail or whatever and we’ll chat. These fit true to size.

Someone with smaller feet than me should give Gabe a shout.

13
Jan

Can you offer any advice on dub monks? I've got myself narrowed down to two choices--either the Allen Edmonds custom-made Moras, or a pair of Sid Mashburn's. There's an ~$150 price point differential; do the quality of the Mashburns really oustrip the AEs to justify the additional cost? For the record, I'm buying this pair as an 'investment' into my permanent wardrobe; my goal is to make them my go-to dress shoe.

- Asked by talefurynothing

I think the AEs are a bit overpriced just because you have to custom-order them, which puts a premium price on them over what they would cost if they were just regularly part of the AE line. 

The SMs are Alfred Sargents, which makes sense for the price offered. 

The old saying is that you should buy the best you can afford. If you can buy SM/AS, then go for it. I do think they look much nicer, myself.

Although, I’d probably also look at Carmina at Epaulet and Herring Shakespeare IIs. 

26
Oct

What do you think of the sole on the new ROTM double monks? I've been postponing my first pair of double monks for a while, and am wondering if these are the ones.

- Asked by brian-m

I assume you’re talking about the pebble-grain shoes with the lug soles? I’m really on the fence about those. I think they’d probably be good for winter, but I just can’t personally see myself getting a shoe with a lug sole. It’s not really my style and I feel if you need that kind of sole, then you probably are finding yourself in a situation where you should maybe wear some boots.

But that’s just me though. They certainly look way nicer than I would expect and the profile doesn’t look too chunky. To me, they’d be better if you’re the kind of person who wears denim and chinos moreso than someone who wears suits and trousers — but watch someone pull that off and make me sound dumb.

Those sand suede ones though? Huge fan of those.

21
Oct
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Oct
17
Oct
My brother sent me this photo tonight:
Brother: Those are the shoes I am looking for.Me: Better get your money right then.
Yeah, they are $600 Sid Mashburn double monks.
Still though, I’ve got to hand my brother some credit for having taste in dope shoes.
(Photo via You Have Broken The Internet)

My brother sent me this photo tonight:

Brother: Those are the shoes I am looking for.
Me: Better get your money right then.

Yeah, they are $600 Sid Mashburn double monks.

Still though, I’ve got to hand my brother some credit for having taste in dope shoes.

(Photo via You Have Broken The Internet)

13
Oct
Are you following minimalmusings? No? Well, then you probably missed this post about a fairly wide selection of black suede double monks south of the $200 price point:

Dub Monks for $164.50. - ebay.
The Last Call by Neiman Marcus store has these Magnanni Double Monk-Strap Suede shoes for $164.50. 
This is the same price that they have on their site for an extra 30% off the lowest price for Columbus day. - website.
I have a $70 ebay bucks burning a hole in my pocket. Might not be a bad way to spend it.
The sale ends at midnight tomorrow. They are in black suede, with a cap toe and silver buckles. Stacked leather heel and are made in Spain.
Seems like a pretty good buy. They have a 30 day return policy so if they don’t work out you can return them.  

Just sayin’, you should follow the guy. He knows how to hunt down a deal. I only held off on reblogging this to give my brother a crack at these dubmonks first.

Are you following minimalmusings? No? Well, then you probably missed this post about a fairly wide selection of black suede double monks south of the $200 price point:

Dub Monks for $164.50. - ebay.

The Last Call by Neiman Marcus store has these Magnanni Double Monk-Strap Suede shoes for $164.50. 

This is the same price that they have on their site for an extra 30% off the lowest price for Columbus day. - website.

I have a $70 ebay bucks burning a hole in my pocket. Might not be a bad way to spend it.

The sale ends at midnight tomorrow. They are in black suede, with a cap toe and silver buckles. Stacked leather heel and are made in Spain.

Seems like a pretty good buy. They have a 30 day return policy so if they don’t work out you can return them.  

Just sayin’, you should follow the guy. He knows how to hunt down a deal. I only held off on reblogging this to give my brother a crack at these dubmonks first.

(via minimalmusings-deactivated20120)

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