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Monks for men

Looking for smart dress shoes as a stylish alternative to your Oxfords and Derbys? Monks for men are the contemporary and fashionable option that will fit your needs in dressing smart yet casual. Ideal for both work and formal events, Monks come with a less formal style than beloved styles such as Oxfords. With its sleek leather look, monks work perfectly with suits, chinos and can be even dressed down with jeans. For a formal look combine your Monks with a suit, if you´re going for a more casual style pair them with denim and a shirt – smart yet comfortable, Monks are perfect for wearing them all day long and be prepared for any occasion from day to night.

If you already own Oxfords and Derbys to underline your smart formal attire, it´s time to think about some Monks to add to your footwear collection. They are indeed the most important shoes to own for men to shape their personal style.

High quality Monks to own

Named due their similarity with the buckled shoes worn by Monks, the shoes are less formal than the Oxford or Derby, yet adding individual touch to any business or smart casual look. Designed for men who love versatility, Monks are available in a different selection of styles, colors and fittings. Monk is a shoe with no-lacing system with a broad strap of leather across the vamp and fastened with one or two buckles on the side. As an alternative to the lacing, the straps are usually adjustable to make the Monk shoe also comfortable to wear. The straps can be placed with different angles and spacing between each other as well as various buckles.

Single or double Monkstraps?

So, the question is which Monkstraps to buy. Monks can fit a countless number of occasions and different dresscodes. While single Monkstrap has a cleaner subtle look and matches formal suits as well as business attire the best, the double Monkstrap is more edgy for smart casual daily outfits. Get yourself a pair of smooth leather Monks is black or bordeaux first as a basic piece of your footwear selection – they will never go out of style. If you want to experiment more, then show your personality with different colors and materials such as suede. Pay attention to how to style your monks neither – for formal occasions socks are the ultimate detail to complete your look while a sock-free option is ideal for casual situations.

Buy Monks in our online store

Monks are the most versatile smart dress shoes to own for men – they can be dressed up or down easily. Single or double monk strap shoes are ideal option as an alternative for classic lace-ups. Combine them with slim fit suit or denim for a contemporary look. Maison Degand offers a wide range of Monks from Edward Green, Santoni, John Lobb, or Corthay. Underline your personality and make a statement with your new pair of Monks – shop them online at Maison Degand!