EDIT: Both sold. Thanks!
I’m selling both pairs of my double monks. They’re both about a half size too large for me and I’m not putting either into much of my shoe-wearing rotation. I figure they might find a better home with someone else.
One is an Allen Edmonds Mora, black calf, size 11 B:
The other is a vintage pair of Mezlans, brown, Made in Spain, 11 D:
The AE Moras are $175 and the Mezlans are $75. Both prices include shipping via USPS Priority within the United States. Extra shipping for international (truth be told, I’ll probably use a different carrier, like UPS, FedEx, etc. — we can talk). PayPal accepted as payment. Email me if you’re interested. Whatever I don’t sell here will then go on eBay.
For more photographs and details on the shoes please click “read more” — especially if you’re considering buying. Thanks!
so many dub monks on my dash today. I have 0 problem with that. nice moras.
Thanks. Probably one of the greatest instances of dumb luck in my entire life.
Also to answer this:
I dig. Quick question: are your moras really squeaky?
You know what, they kind of are! I think it’s the vamp rubbing up against itself as I walk. Maybe over time it’ll wear in and stop? I haven’t worn these very much, given the weather of late.
Today’s WIWT picture featured my newly acquired Allen Edmonds “Mora” double-monks. Sadly, these are currently not in production and I don’t think there’s anyone else better suited to profess a love for these shoes than L.A.S. at Sartorially Inclined, calling it a “sartorial unicorn.”
Well, last week I caught and killed a unicorn.
You might remember the Groupon deal for Nordstrom Rack ($25 for $50 worth of merch at their stores), which I snatched up and thought might be worth holding on to to maybe get a new scarf or score some other staples, like socks.
I figured I might as well hit the store the day before Thanksgiving, knowing the day after would probably wipe out a lot of the store’s stock. As it happened, I decided to give the shoe racks a look over. If you’ve ever been to the store on State St. in downtown Chicago, then you know what a mess they are. I’ve managed to find some Allen Edmonds before, but nothing at what I’d consider “super cheap” (lowest I’ve found for a dress shoe has been $160).
But then I saw a lonely double-monk sitting on the rack. Thinking it might be a questionable brand, I grabbed it to check for a leather sole. Boom. I look inside.
My heart skips.
I march directly over to the shoe-mate counter, get the left shoe and try them on.
The craziest part wasn’t that I managed to find this coveted shoe, but the price I paid for it.
That’s right, $100. Minus another $25 with the Groupon that brought the cost to $75.