Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Apparel Watch...Sid Mashburn Double Buckle Monk Strap Shoe

These might be the best shoes I've ever seen. I noticed them while looking at, what else, GQ Magazine. They're being worn by Atlanta-based designer, Sid Mashburn, who was named one of the "10 Most Stylish Men In America" by GQ. His style is classic, preppy and wholesome with a splash of modernism, or as he describes it as "kind of an amalgam of different things: European preppy, southern."

These monkstrap loafers are the symbol of spring/summer shoe perfection - though you can wear them anytime you like. They bring a solid, classic base to an outfit that far exceeds the simplistic quality of a simple regular loafer or boat shoe for anyone who has the effrontery to try such a bold, sleek shoe.

I would like to, one day, own a pair of these shoes, but priced at $595, I'm not getting my hopes up. But hey, a man can dream. The shoes can be found at

*You must click on the picture to read the details from the website and get an enlarged and detailed look at the shoe.

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