We all know that not every man can afford to spend hundreds of pounds on his shoes. Many of those who are following a clever strategy and buy new affordable shoes, save money in the long term by buying less expensive, yet high quality shoes that last for a long time.
A shoe with a monk strap is similar to an Oxford but in place of an eyelet closure, it has a wide swath of leather fastened across the front of the shoe. This is the “strap,” which is fastened with either a single or double-buckle closure.
Many of our readers ask: How formal is a monk strap? We believe that this style itself lies somewhere between the Oxford and the derby. This classic alternative to laced dress shoes is now regarded as a very versatile style of shoe style and it can be worn with cuffed jeans, or with the most dapper of suits.
We present you today, the Bourne men’s leather shoes, by Silver Street, with a double monk strap. With a smooth genuine upper and round toe design that are perfectly complimented by the large dual buckle fastening strap panel across the front. Keep in mind: The most popular colour for monks is black. However, if you’re a spring or autumn man, stick to brown!
Many quality shoes, require a notoriously painful “break-in” period. We walked for thirty minutes wearing the Bourne men’s leather shoes, by Silver Street and we felt that they are not very tight. Furthermore, we didn't feel any rub at the toes and the back of the heels and we had no blisters and pain. We jumped up and down several times to see how we feel when we land on the floor and we found out that they had excellent shock absorption. Finally, we felt very comfortable with their weight.
Unmatched in style and vibrant in colour thanks to the contrasting dark purple sole and lining. Perfect for smart and formal occasions if you want to look sophisticated and eye-catching.
Silver Street London offer cutting edge fashion to the world of men's footwear with modern representations of classic formal and casual men's styles. From comfortable suede slip on loafers to stylish burnished leather brogues, Silver Street London designs shoes and boots for all occasions.
Their splendid compilation of leather shoes and boots take inspiration from their love for their English footwear heritage. Created in Leicester - the heart of England’s footwear manufacturing, each individually crafted design offers an affordable yet impeccable blend of tradition and modernity. Every design has been developed and nurtured where footwear truly has its roots.
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