As the name may suggest, monk strap shoes were originally designed as a dressier and more durable alternative to sandals for European monks. Furnished with traditional buckles, monk straps are an integral part of every dapper man’s shoe closet.

Right at home with both your work week and weekend wardrobes, monk straps exude refinement. Distressed leather monk straps practically beg to be matched with denim, while smooth leather double monks look great against suiting.