*COLE-HAAN All-Weather Suede Monk Strap: 41.5D
Size: 41-41.5 [US.8-8.5] [UK 7-7.5]
Styles: All Weather, Monk Straps, Suede/Wildleder
Made in U.S.A.
Suede Monk Strap
Vibram All-Weather Sole
This lovely Suede Monk is from Cole-Haan’s very limited American production, a handsome, well made, all-weather soled shoe, to carry you comfortably, dryly and elegantly through any and all weather.
Suede is difficult to photograph and here again the pictures of this supremely elegant shoe are inadequate. The actual colour is the just the right dusty, warm, medium-brown. The quality of the suede, again, difficult to see in the photos, is a superior velour-like, soft-to-the-touch top-quality, full-grain calfskin suede.
About the model: I am personally a great fan of suede and I find the Monks or Full or Half Brogues in suede to be at once dressy and relaxed, shoes, to be sure, in the English taste and one that absolutely distinguishes the wearer. Moreover, this is the kind of shoe that, in this highest of quality calfskin suede, requires no more than a quick brushing when dry to be clean and fit to wear again. I find my Suede shoes improve with age and weathering; they become more handsome with a few years and miles on them and are simple to maintain. An elegant, comfortable and finely made shoe and a Euro 400+ value.
Size Details:8.5D US.....7.5E UK......Continental 41.5D, correct for the medium width foot.
Very fine, no significant wear to soles, some rounding of heels, and tops quite clean and seemingly unworn.