Are Monk Strap Shoes in Style?

I recently had a visitor to my etsy shop, The Home Gnome, who asked this very question. Are monk strap shoes in style? Interesting. I’ve always been a strong proponent of dressing in clothes and shoes that make you feel good about yourself. Clothes that reflect how you view yourself on the inside. For me, clothing has been a way to express who I truly am. That said, one has only to take a look back at old photos (and some new ones!) to realize that I have very often missed my own mark in the style department.

So…are monk strap shoes in style? I suppose the better question is: are they trendy right now? Well, an essential element of the monk strap shoe is the strap and buckle across the top. That’s pretty sleek which is a large element of men’s fashion right now. They have a nicely tailored look which is, thankfully, making a big comeback for men. Thank the Good Lord that men no longer feel the need to express themselves in baggy jeans/skinny jeans/t-shirts/and other atrocities but can present a polished exterior to the world and be applauded for it!

Take a look at some of these images from 1950s Teddy Boy style and tell me if you don’t approve of these gentlemen! Teddy Boy Style Images   I’m a sucker for nice suits, sharp hair and leather accessories.

Pair this gorgeous Falcone sharkskin suit with a fitted gray/purple shirt and you will look amazing wherever you go! Granted, you must be for certain this double-breasted suit is the right fit for you! I’ll do a post later on fitting men’s clothing to your features.

These are the monk strap shoes in question. The square tips and the broguing holes do date them a bit but I think they’re unique enough to hold their own in men’s right now style.

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Vintage Men’s Clothing: Classic Style

How fortunate am I to have the hottest male model around, available 24/7?

Ruffled Tuxedo Shirt

He looks fabulous in vintage styles

and, he loves bunny rabbits…

James and Hyacinth, fitted white dress shirt

I’ve been on a kick lately, to find nicely fitted vintage clothing for James.  It’s hard to find–new or used!  Of course, we love the style of the clothing on BBC’s Sherlock (Spencer Hart, Dolce and Gabbana…a bit out of our price range).  Actually, those lovely clothes are out of lots of folks’ price range, so sometimes we have to make do.

Expedition Jacket

Speaking of British style, here’s the perfect expedition jacket.  Vintage styling, trim fit.  Excellent condition!

Vintage plaid shorts

Here’s a bit more of a relaxed look, while still keeping it together stylishly.  Trim fit plaid walking shorts for men.  Aren’t they nice?  🙂

Monk strap shoes

Pull the look together with these gorgeous monk strap dress shoes.  Beautiful!

All of these pieces and more (cuff links, bow ties, etc.) will soon be in the shop.  Be sure to stop by and ask about any specific items that you don’t see listed yet!