*Feature image: Sam Edelman burgundy calf hair monk shoe via Nordstrom.
A couple of days ago, we posted our first ever The Sunday Swag Report (TSSR), a weekly roundup of style articles in the blogosphere that the dapperQ team believes our audience would find relevant to their interests. The feature image of our post was of this pair of monkstrap shoes we found on Men’s Pro Style. The Men’s Pro Style article was about the monkstrap trend in general, but didn’t really provide an extensive list of brands offering monkstraps in their fall collections. Furthermore, the only pair they listed was available in “men’s” (aka, larger) sizes for a whomping $275! (Affordable for some, not for others.)
Hannigan Double Strap Monkstrap Shoes via Men’s Pro Style
We didn’t realize how popular these shoes would be with our audience. Since posting the image on Facebook, we have received multiple requests for examples of similar shoes in smaller and “women’s” sizes. We put together this list of monkstrap shoes available for purchase now at a variety of price points:
Michael Kors “Robin” Monkstrap flats ($175) via Lord & Taylor. Click here to purchase.
Sam Edelman “Balfour” Leather Double Monk Strap Shoes ($150-180) via Dillards. Click here to purchase in black and brown, or here to purchase in burgundy calf hair as seen in feature image.
Nine West “Foodie” Double Monk Strap Flat ($89) available in gray, purple, and black from Nine West here, or in brown from Nordstrom here.
Kate Spade “Pixie” Monk Strap Flat ($139) via Amazon. Click here to purchase.
Truffle Flat Monk Buckle Shoes ($40) via ASOS. Click here to purchase.
For those with the extra cash, check out Fleuvog's double monks. The men's sizes fit quite small. I wear a women's 8 (North American sizes) but a 7-8 in Fleuvogs fit well. They've got a whole lot of dapper going on over there.
who knew the queers loved Monkstrap shoes so much?!
Check this website where you can design your own Monkstrap: http://www.undandy.com/
Are the women’s shoes built as well as men’s shoes are? I have small feet, even for a woman, and I’ve found that the women’s “versions” of men’s shoes all seem to be made to “women’s” standards of quality. That is, you wear them for a couple of seasons, then you’re on to the next trend. I’ve been looking for smaller-sized men’s shoes so that I don’t have to buy them again in 6 months.