Crockett & Jones Barrington II in Black Calf
This model, a special order for SW, is a beautiful, slim half-brogue. Made on Crockett & Jones sleek, round-toed 363 last (exclusively used for Crocketts’ Hand Grade collection), its unobtrusive broguing sets it apart from the standard straight-cap oxford without detracting from its elegant and formal design.
New to Double Monk: Crockett & Jones Finsbury in Chestnut Burnished Calf
There is no other way to put it, this shoe is an absolute stunner. Made from calf leather of a rich, chestnut hue the Finsbury is a classic example of a modern wingtip brogue. The intricate broguing references the Finsbury’s country origins; yet it is made on Crockett & Jones’ slim, round-toed, 341 last, which works beautifully with a suit or odd jacket and trousers.
Alden - Coming soon to Double Monk
Alden of New England, undisputedly the finest shoemaker in the USA, is only days away from arriving in store at 53 Smith Street.
Founded in 1884 by Charles H Alden in Middleborough, Massachusetts, Alden have been making comfortable, sturdy and stylish shoes for 130 years. The company’s uncompromising commitment to quality has helped it build a brand that is sought after throughout the globe. The brand also enjoys a cult status among shoe aficionados, famously producing the boots worn by Harrison Ford in the iconic Indiana Jones series. Other timeless styles include the longwing, tasseled loafer and plaintoe blucher, all of which are cornerstones of American shoe style.
We are privileged at Double Monk to be able to represent a brand with such a proud heritage and renowned pedigree. There is no doubt that Alden will fit perfectly in to our already broad collection of quality shoemakers.
Another pair of made to order John Lobb Philip II - this time in Parisian Brown Museum Calf for TJ.
Always use protection
We all know that a pair of John Lobbs is an investment, one that repays the owner with decades of wear. Yet there is nothing more uninviting than the prospect of wearing your beautiful shoes on a miserable wet day. Thankfully, Swims have addressed this issue by creating a range of elegant and durable rubber galoshes in a range of colours that move from the conservative to the outrageous. Pictured here is a pair of John Lobb City IIs in Dark Brown Museum Calf with Swims galoshes in classic Lobb Yellow; not for the fainthearted.
Crockett & Jones Coniston in Tan Scotch Country Grain owned by TL.
A boot that is both a workhorse and a stylish counterpart to both a suit or jeans, the Coniston is impossible to overlook as the ideal lace-up boot. It is named for a town in the Lakes District of northern England (Coniston being an Old English variation of ‘Kingston’) and with its Dainite rubber sole and storm welting, it is perfect for traversing rough, wet terrain. On the other hand its classic round toe and rich tan colour it pairs beautifully with blue or grey trousers for the elegant city-slicker.
Crockett & Jones Cardiff wing-tip derby on double leather soles. The toes have been impressively hand burnished by their owner TL.
Suit by Orazio Luciano via P. Johnson Tailors.
Shirt by Ascot Chang.
Coral lapel pin by Rubinacci.