Three Ways to Style: Monk Straps

Shoes pictured: Double Monk Strap Inca

Monk straps offer a quirky and stylish take on formal footwear. They’re undoubtedly smart enough to wear for any professional occasion, and they’re also a great choice for parties and black tie events.

As their name suggests, monk strap shoes may have a historic connection to the religious order. Though there’s no real evidence to suggest this is true, we think the mythology adds to the personality of these shoes.

If you’re a fan of monk strap shoes and want to know more about how to style them, we’ve got three very different suggestions below.

Look one: with a black suit and eye-catching socks

If you’re the sort of chap who likes to add a heavy splash of personality to your work attire, this could be a great look for you. Choose a beautifully cut black suit with a pair of black monk straps… and some bold attention-grabbing socks!

Look two: with a v-neck sweater and dark blue jeans

If you’re aiming for a preppy look, it doesn’t get much better than this. We recommend a v-neck sweater in a neutral tone like grey, cream or navy blue. If you prefer a bit of colour, jewel tones also look great. Pair your sweater with dark blue jeans and a pair of brown monk strap shoes. 

Look three: with a white shirt and pair of beige chinos

Tan monk strap shoes are great for the spring and summer months. For a wonderfully fresh warm-weather look, wear your tan monk strap shoes with a pair of beige chinos and a white shirt. A matching tan belt will really pull the look together.

Have we convinced you? If you’d like to take a pair of monk strap shoes for a spin, make sure you take a look at our online catalogue. The Double Monk Strap Inca in brown vegano is a favourite of ours, and we also love the Monk Strap Rain in snuff suede with added tassels!

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