The Monk Double Strap Shoe Comes Back


I have had my eyes on these shoes for quite some time. With summer almost over, I think it’s going to be my next purchase. The monk double strap shoes have been around for a long time. The monk refers to the style of shoe once worn by Alpine monks in the 15th century. It is a moderately formal shoe: less formal than a full Oxford (American: Balmoral); but more so than an open Derby (American: Blücher). In between these, it is one of the main categories of men’s shoes. The double strap with buckles have been making a come back in the past few years. You’ll be seeing a lot more of them in the days to come.

A very versatile Edward Green double monk.



Unless you are the opening act for Lady Gaga, stay way from these Dr Martens metallic monks.

double monk shoe

Simple and elegant.

This is not for the fashion timid.

double monk shoes
A more casual approach: sock-less with an unfastened strap.

Double Monk shoes
It works well with jeans.


double monk seated

The shoes hold their own. There’s a lot going on in that getup

What’s your take on the monk strap shoes?

  • Oh yeah!! saw em in the latest GQ. They are definitely on my “Gotta Get” list.

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