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Meet OLIVER: Our leather double-strap monk shoes. Classic craftmanship meets dazzling design in our for a smart shoe that’s both elegant and enduring. Stay sharp with fully leather linings and unique double strap design.
Order Code: 324 382
Width: Standard (F fitting)
What does it mean?
Distinctive in appearance with its buckle design, the Monk shoe construction boasts similar detailing to that of the Derby shoe with its open quarter, whole cut tongue and vamp. The Monk shoe is a footwear design with no lacing, traditionally fastened with a single or double buckle. Considered a formal addition to your work wear, the Monk shoe strides between the smart appeal of an Oxford and the relaxed look of a Derby.
The Monk shoe is said to have been developed by 15th Century Alpine Monks and worn in monasteries throughout Europe. The Monk shoe rose in popularity during the 1920’s where it quickly became a formal alternative to the Oxford shoe in the post-war era.View more Monk Strap styles