I love the museum/antique finish on the brown part of the shoe. The reinforcement rivet is a nice touch.
Scott ~ Sorry I can't make it to the book signing in San Francisco. I live 90 minutes from the City and have an early meeting the next morning. Be sure to stop in Tosca Cafe in North Beach afterwards for a drink. It's an atmospheric old San Francisco bar and is across the street from City Lights Bookstore. They're famous for their "cappuchino".
I do love the shoes, the one thing that mistifies me is I would never wear such peaked lapels with a polo collar, and yet it looks awesome on him. I just cant explain it. I guess like someone said "Fashion, one can buy. Style one must own" or something like that? Jorge from WPB
Shoes look great. However, what he is wearing could be better. I am reminded of the detectives in NYPD Blue, where they would wear D/B jackets from old suits with jeans. This never looks right. As for the shoes, Edward Green? Although the styling looks more Italian than British.
I do really love the shoes he is wearing. I am curious about the double buttoned jacket; can you possibly wear it opened like that? Great picture of that man otherwise, although I would not like to see him drinking and smoking at the same time!
I'm pretty sure double monks were 1st sold by Edward Green…. They look great with jeans here but can look a bit cumbersome due to having 2 buckles. Berluti do a nice single monk where the strap and buckle are higer up so more hidden as you walk. Gives a very sleek looking shoe as all you can see in lovely leather!
If you want toe caps to look like that on tan shoes use black polish.
My darling husband has worn E.Green Double Monks forever… they never ceases to get him complements -from airport security guards to shoe salesmen at Neiman's, everyone oohs and ahhs over his shoes. In fact, they ohh and ahh over him… I think he might be the best dressed man in Fort Worth. xx
my signature shoes since college days. – but don't leave buckle open for looks – if you forget.. – ok … but not every day. actually these – the lobb ones – loafers or chelsea boots… – that's it. - actually in my formative years i asked a cobbler in the south of france what all the hot shot guys are bringing in for repair. – anything, he said. anything that comes without shoe strings. – that cote d'azur cobbler defined my style.
As several people have pointed out these are John Lobb shoes. John Lobb has made them first years ago and everyone else has followed.
I am pretty sure that the model work are the ones of Lobb as Lobb makes a model with a double sole (check the pic and u will that the thickness is unsual). The model is called WILLIAM, and is made in Buffalo leather.
They are not two toned. Just polish the tan buffalo with a daker shoe paste and you will get a front of the shoe in a darker tan.
The double monk is John Lobb if you do get them there is a slight difference between the ones made for Lobb in France which are sleeker and a bit narrow, than the English ones made in North Hanmpton which are sturdier.They are expencive but they re certainly worth it as Lobb can resole and repair them to almost perfect condition relacing the leather inside also.Looks gret on you Sart in Mr Mort's posting with Grance
Al Bazar?! I stopped in the store earlier this summer whilst in Milan and had one of the employees try these shoes on for me, for I had never seen such handsome shoes for men! Such a delight seeing them on your blog.
And in response to one of the comments left stating: "I don't think anyone under 35 should wear those." I do not agree, however for a look that runs parallel to this one but would be more age-appropriate, if you will, Lacoste made a double-monk sneaker in the same colour as the shoe in the photo. Best sneaker I have ever seen. I tried finding it on the website to no prevail, as it isn't in with the current season. If interested, I'm sure you could contact Lacoste or go into a store and they would help you locate a pair.
I like those shoes too. You can wear them with a casual outfit or with a more classic one. When I went back to Italy last month I saw a lot of young men wearing these shoes without socks though. That's a big NO, NO to me. They are not mocassins. Bravo Lino. Always cool!
Those are indeed great shoes. I'm distracted, though, by the chain that I believe is from a pocket watch or something. It's hanging down below the Heineken like it's attached. Maybe he has a secret pocket for beer? To hell with a flask!
best part of it is how NOTHING stands out and screams at you! If you don't consciously dissect his look, all you see is a well dressed man who is having a great time. Makes me wish I was the one he's talking with. The clothing may make the man, but this man is wearing his clothes. That's my sartorial aspiration!
omg! those shoes are what got my immediate attencion!! they are to-die-for. footwear that is sophisticated with top notch quality and that are unique are ones to take notice of. i am a women and love them.
Look at this guy in his natty outfit, clearly doesn't use sunscreen, with beer and cigarette in hand—and he looks a helluva lot happier and healthier than anybody I've seen in my upper midwest city of the USA lately!
The first double monks are the Williams from John Lobb Paris. Many imitations are around by the most famous maklers british and Italian.. Edward Green does make them of course but we can't call them imitation since they're of a more refined last and of outstanding quality. Xavier
Lino is consistently cool. I do love his shoes. My husband impressed me on our first outings by wearing gorgeous shoes. Women do notice. I would tell Lino, as I told my then-boyfriend-now-husband, to quit the tanning–too much is too much. And I think he can let his hair go natural; I am sure it will be more seductive than the orangey tones. Still, Lino is just awesome. Gorgeous smile and wonderful presence.
This guy is a mixed bag. He is successfully working that white shirt against his soon-to-be-faded tan. But how tapered are those jeans? The leg opening looks too narrow. And brown shoes but black socks? I cannot sanction that combo, signore.
Lino iz deffinetly one of the coolest gentz i've seen on thiz blog so far. becauze he playz by hiz own set of rulez. Pocket watch chain, pink allegator beltz, monk strap shoez. If Scott decided to do dedicate hiz whole blog to Lino, I would be the happiest!!!!!