Trendy, yet already veering on the edges of a classic cut, the double monkstrap has been gaining in popularity in recent years. Here, our Matthew is presented in classic black, an elegant finish to any suit.
Built on our R385 soft round last. Featuring our signature blue leather soles.
Only the finest leathers from Tanneries du Puy, Goodyear welted construction. Handmade with care in Portugal. Read more about our leathers.
This style tends to run large. We recommend that you take one size smaller than your usual size. Refer to the size guide for more details.
Have multiple different brands of shoes, ranging from freelance Indonesian shoemaker, to a heritage Spanish brand, to famous English made, to peculiar NYC brand (made in Italy), two heritage American brands, even down to an independent South American (Ecuador) brand.
First time getting a made in Portugal shoe. Safe to say, this pair of shoes is definitely well-made.
Price point for the quality given is superb - I always find that Spanish/Portuguese makers fare better than Italian when it comes to price to quality ratio.
- Narrow sole, looking smart and sleek
- Safe last shape, not too chiselled, not too round
- Beautiful patina blue leather sole
- Glues are not "leaking" or showing excess (some fray glues on the fibres of the leather at the ankle, nothing much to worry), all stitches are tight, no loose stitches as seen in many shoes around the $200-400 range.
- Some loose grains on the full-grain leather, but is to be expected at this price point (I have 2 lines that are on the left shoe, on the ankle facing the right feet)
- Saw quite a bit of black paints (very blended-in) colouration left near the welt at my left shoe. Cannot be seen unless you're holding the shoe and observing VERY carefully, so small matter as it's handmade.
Most importantly, I am very glad to see more shoe companies in local Singapore, no matter where they're made or at what price point. More choices mean better shopping experience for us too, will definitely support again (Aiming for the Dallas black captoe).