Fashion works with trends from a generation, to another. The gentlemen wardrobe has a consistent list of basic shoes that are considered ''must have'' that varies from one individual to another depending on the personal style, taste and adaptability. The basics of male footwear includes a variety of shoes like the derby, the oxford, the desert boot, the driver loafer and an all-white sneaker. Most of these shoes are part of the starter kit but lack a bit of edge. To fill up the gap we bring the double monk strap. This shoe has witness a sudden appreciation in the menswear industry the past two years. The great grandson of the monk shoe has come back in style in a very modern and youthful appearance. Today you can have it in suede, leather and even canvas showcasing cuts like brogue. Even if the double monk strap is really an oxford with a pair of twin buckles, the shoe came tremendously improve one's look by adding a dapper touch to the outfit. In this article we are going to showcase three different types of double monk straps assorted with different styles.
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Carl G. for instance prefers the brown double monk strap in leather with two different tones. He wore it with some plane blue socks and kept one the buckles open. He chose this two tones double monk strap because it is easier to match with different belts and accessories. In this case the dark brown crocodile belt added some contrast to the casual look with linen suit.
Brice E., on the other hand wore a brogue cut double monk strap. The dark brown shoe was casually worn with some straight cut stripped trousers and a striped shirt. This double monk would usually be worn in a more professional and strict outfit, but in our case Brice decided to go the other way and wear it with a summery outfit with the band collar shirt and the stripes.
Carl K had on a classic suede version of the double monk. He wore a slim fit chino shorten at the bottom with a nice blue shirt under a beige seersucker blazer. This looks shows the infinity of possibilities of this shoe.