Change My Mind: Monk Straps Are For Losers

It's late on a Wednesday and it's been a long day. So just looking to stir the pot for a little entertainment . . . 

Monk straps are the worst kind of shoe style out there; they are for people that don't love themselves. 

Change my mind. 

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  • Associate 2 in IB - Cov
Jun 30, 2022 - 12:12pm

Counterpoint: John Lobb's Chapel model. Seamless wholecut [entire shoe is one piece of leather with no back seam] and visually impressive given the construction difficulty of this type of pattern design.   JOHN LOBB SHOES burgundy Chapel 10 UK 11 US edward green berluti $1,125.00 - PicClick

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Jun 30, 2022 - 3:14pm
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Difficult construction and craftsmanship? Yes. Appealing style? No. These shoes look like something out of "The Lord of the Dance". 

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Jul 1, 2022 - 9:26am
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I can kinda sorta be on board with this. But "bit loafers" is a huge category. There are some (Gucci, Ferragamo) that will always be classics and you can wear all the time. But, yeah, there are others (especially the cheap ones) that I can see your point. 

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Jul 13, 2022 - 10:08am
Addinator, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This - cheap loafers, and cheap men's shoes in general, are simply awful. Might be nothing worse than someone wearing cheap looking, faux leather, squared off shoes. What's with all the super square toed cheap shoes anyway - are they cheaper to produce or something? 

Jul 13, 2022 - 7:06am
BigKahunaBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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