[Central European Master Series] *Antik, BESPOKE, Brogued Monk Strap, Unknown Viennese Master: 43-43.5D
€380.00SOLD to Mr. S. J. Singapore
Size: 43-43.5 [US. 10] [UK 9]
Styles: Brogues, Custom-Bespoke-Maas, Monk Straps
Unknown Viennese Master
Antique Bespoke, Hand-Sewn, Wing-Tip Brogue Monk Strap
Monk Strap Shoes are among the oldest traditional models to survive to the present and they remain very attractive and useful in the wardrobe, an aristocrat’s shoe from the old school and one of great style. The Wing-Tipped and brogued version of the Monk Strap, as shown here, is the least common of the Monk varieties. Most Monks are plain fronted and some are cap-toed but all afford an elegance born of tradition. The brogued monk, more than the others, exudes a bespoke air and all varieties of the monk are suitable for all but the most formal dress, and punctuated with the insouciance of a discreet buckle, they proclaim the independence of the gentleman from conservative convention while observing the proven dictates of tradition. The brogued monk takes the insouciance one step farther and in a most charming direction.
This particular custom made version in warm brown Calfskin is entirely hand made; hand sewn welt and wooden nailed in the earliest Central European tradition, a technique seldom seen today, and then, if ever, in Austria or Hungary among the last hold-outs among bespoke shoemakers. The last few pictures show the wooden nails clearly. This is a wearable collectors item and, while the maker is unknown, it is clearly from hands of a master.
Size Details:bespoke thus not marked for size but by my measurements this is a 43-43.5D Continental size.....9E UK.....10 US, for the medium width foot.
Small tears starting where flap meets the vamp, presumed to be repairable with a few stitches. See picture #9 for a close-up. Otherwise these shoes are fine to very fine. Sold without trees.