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    Any suggestions for good value monk strap shoes? I am looking for a brown pair of monk straps for work. Thanks everyone.

    #2
    I believe that this is a subjective question. Personally, i want a pair of the Cobbler Union double monks in museum congac, but not sure what your price range is. They are absolutely gorgeous in person and with a coat of polish the color pattern becomes slightly more muted which i love. Im wearing a pair of their museum congac boots right now (Renoir). I think they are the best value in shoes i have ever experienced but again i dont know what your price range really is. I currently own 4 pairs and would own many more if my wallet allowed LOL! I have the monks and a pair of suede wholecuts on my radar right now.

    https://www.cobbler-union.com/collections/the-monks

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      #3
      Assuming looking for the right mix of longevity to price. My DSW Ashton Gray double monks are about 4 years old (maybe even older) see the rotation usually weekly and are holding up well. I don’t walk to work in them or anything but not bad for under 100. I think with coupons they were 79. Thought I’d try out the style then buy nicer ones. Well they’ve held up well.

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        #4
        Originally posted by neminat View Post
        I believe that this is a subjective question. Personally, i want a pair of the Cobbler Union double monks in museum congac, but not sure what your price range is. They are absolutely gorgeous in person and with a coat of polish the color pattern becomes slightly more muted which i love. Im wearing a pair of their museum congac boots right now (Renoir). I think they are the best value in shoes i have ever experienced but again i dont know what your price range really is. I currently own 4 pairs and would own many more if my wallet allowed LOL! I have the monks and a pair of suede wholecuts on my radar right now.

        https://www.cobbler-union.com/collections/the-monks
        Those are BEAUTIFUL. I love them. And you are right the question is very subjective. I love them ones you suggested but for me, everyday use back and forth to work commuting on the subway they are too expensive. I guess I am looking for shoes under $200. But the ones you suggested will be on my radar for a good pair of formal shoes.

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          #5
          Originally posted by ChrisCashhh View Post
          Those are BEAUTIFUL. I love them. And you are right the question is very subjective. I love them ones you suggested but for me, everyday use back and forth to work commuting on the subway they are too expensive. I guess I am looking for shoes under $200. But the ones you suggested will be on my radar for a good pair of formal shoes.
          Obviously it's heavily size-dependent of course, but shoebank.com has 10D (most common men's size apparently) St. John's double monks for $199. They have them in my size too which is far less common, so chances are they have them in most reasonable sizes.
          [MENTION=16293]neminat[/MENTION] those are gorgeous but they sadly won't work with my non-D width it seems. semper sadface.
          https://www.professorhorseyhead.com

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            #6
            I got a pair of Meermin that I love. They took a little longer than my AE's to break in, but they are wonderful now. Goodyear Welted at under $200. Shipping is $15, unless you're in NY.

            https://meermin.com/in_en/1015411120...alf-e-oak.html

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              #7
              I suggest you consider checking out Herring Shoes. They have a large selection starting at about $140 and going up to over $600--several different brands. Many are Goodyear welted--even the ones for $140 (but they are made in India with corrected/polished leather).

              I love my Herring Philip II monk shoes--I got them on sale for about $330. You can get a nice pair of Loake double monk straps in calf leather for about $250 (unless you're in the US).

              https://www.herringshoes.co.uk/searc...&submit=Search



              Also, I am a fan of my Jack Erwin Chelsea boots and you might like their monk strap model at $225:

              https://www.jackerwin.com/products/leroy

              And my final suggestion for now is take a look at Nordstrom Rack online--they have quite a selection in the $100-$200 range by Mezlan, Magnanni, Gordon Rush, and Cole Hahn--okay, you're not getting the best shoes--but they look pretty sharp, are mostly leather, and the price is not too high.
              Last edited by mebejoseph; June 12, 2019, 08:38 PM.
              WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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                #8
                Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
                I suggest you consider checking out Herring Shoes. They have a large selection starting at about $140 and going up to over $600--several different brands. Many are Goodyear welted--even the ones for $140 (but they are made in India with corrected/polished leather).

                I love my Herring Philip II monk shoes--I got them on sale for about $330. You can get a nice pair of Loake double monk straps in calf leather for about $250.

                https://www.herringshoes.co.uk/searc...&submit=Search



                Also, I am a fan of my Jack Erwin Chelsea boots and you might like their monk strap model at $225:

                https://www.jackerwin.com/products/leroy

                And my final suggestion for now is take a look at Nordstrom Rack online--they have quite a selection in the $100-$200 range by Mezlan, Magnanni, Gordon Rush, and Cole Hahn--okay, you're not getting the best shoes--but they look pretty sharp, are mostly leather, and the price is not too high.

                FYI. Herring won’t sell Loake to the US.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Loafer28 View Post
                  FYI. Herring won’t sell Loake to the US.
                  Oh-yes-thank you for the reminder.
                  WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by rperdue View Post
                    I got a pair of Meermin that I love. They took a little longer than my AE's to break in, but they are wonderful now. Goodyear Welted at under $200. Shipping is $15, unless you're in NY.

                    https://meermin.com/in_en/1015411120...alf-e-oak.html
                    I am in NY, I am going to check out the store, I think I might go with these.

                    How much did you wear them to break in?

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                      #11
                      Have you looked at Velasca?

                      https://www.velasca.com/pages/monk-straps
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by ChrisCashhh View Post
                        Any suggestions for good value monk strap shoes? I am looking for a brown pair of monk straps for work. Thanks everyone.
                        How about these? Can't beat the price--

                        https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/p...kId=2728740947
                        WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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                          #13
                          I've had the DSW Blake double monks for over a year now and they've been fantastic.

                          I had always wanted to try the style and the Dappered post made me pull the trigger at about $100. They were super comfortable from right out of the box, didn't have the carefulness needed with a leather sole, and immediately became my most versatile shoe. Only downside is they scuff easily and are relatively difficult to polish back up to normal compared to my Allen Edmonds'.

                          My next shoe purchase will be some dark brown double monks with a Dainite/similar sole.

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