[tps_header]Like most things, fashion & menswear are cyclical. Over the last few years, black shoes were said to be boring and it’s chestnut colored counterpart was getting all the shine (“just like Puff Daddy, all up in the videos” – Suge Knight). This fall, black shoes will be taking hold of the season in all varieties from sneakers through wingtip Oxfords. My personal standout pick for the fall is the black monk strap shoe. Not matter if is single or double, the black monk strap is a definite pick-up.
This post features the Hannigan Italian calfskin black double monk strap shoes by Johnston & Murphy. Detail-wise these kicks are packed with;
- Italian Calfskin Leather
- Leather & rubber combo sole. The rubber is applied to the ball of the shoe, which is what take most of the daily beating as you walk
- Brogued Captoe
- Silver buckles
- Bondwelt constructions
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Military-inspired shirt – J.Crew | Gap x Todd Snyder Cargo Pants – GQBestMenswearDesigner | Hannigan Black Double Monk Strap Shoe – Johnston & Muphy | Joseph Marc Aviators – Coastal.com \ Belt – Frank & Oak | Silver Face, Mesh Band Watch – Timex
How To Go Monochromotic
The monochromatic or the “solo color” look has been something I’ve wanted to toy around with for some time on Men’s Style Pro, however; I didn’t want to go with completely suited look (if you want to see a great suited example, check out Dan of TSBmen all-blue everything looks). Since I have a deep appreciation the Armed Force, I pulled inspiration from the US Army and they’re uniforms. Here are a few tips to executing this look and how black monks pull it all together.
- It’s easier to work with neutral color as your base. Army green, navy blue or black are example (see look 3 as well)
- Pair your black monks with this belt is a smart move because they become the focal point of the look without obnoxiously standing out (think neon sneakers with this look)
- The Belt: Because you don’t want to look like a Ghostbuster or adult toddler rocking a one-piece, the black belt gives you a define middle/waist, plus it complements your shoes.
- If you’re layering the look, opt for subtle color gradients to add some dimension & depth. This just means you’ll want to stay in the green color family but not be wearing the same exact color. Go with a darker green as your outerwear option.
Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM