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When double monkstraps first hit the scene, they were looked at as a fun trend. They quickly became a popular alternative to the single monkstrap, and the more traditional Oxfords - and the style has endured for decades. The Hoyt Monkstraps are treasured for their striking appearance and rare nature. With or without socks, they wear extremely well with nice jeans, chinos and suits. The elastic attaching the solid brass buckles to the upper provides flexibility, yet the upper is secure enough so your foot won’t come out while moving. That said, you will be able to slide them on and off with ease. Hoyt Monkstraps are great for the person who wants to showcase their sense of style with confidence.
This product is made from full-grain calfskin leather sourced from a Gold-Rated tannery based in Arzignano, Italy. Being the highest level of recognition awarded by the Leather Working Group, a Gold rating signifies the leather manufacturer meets the most stringent criteria and demonstrates a strong commitment to mitigating its environmental impact.
Based on classic designs, all of our shoes are crafted to outlast trends and be as stylish in the years to come as they are today. This makes them an excellent investment, especially since you won’t have to replace them as tastes change. You’ll always be in fashion when wearing them with suits, jeans, chinos or trousers.
To ensure your shoes have a firm, stable shape and structural integrity, we humidify the leather of the upper and place it on a foot-shaped mold called a last. There it air dries for at least 72 hours during which time the shape solidifies, and the leather fibers bond together. This guarantees your shoes will retain their shape for a very long time.
Stitched soles are the mark of quality footwear. With the Blake method, a row of stitching attaches the upper, insole, midsole and outsole. This results in a sturdy yet extremely comfortable shoe, plus it’s easy to resole when the time comes.
Highly breathable, flexible and durable, full-grain calfskin leather holds its structure and will conform to the shape of your feet. Conditioned with shea butter and carnauba wax for suppleness and a deep color, a unique patina will develop over time.
A wholecut piece of soft Vachetta leather lines the interior of your shoes to smooth over any joints or seams. Its natural temperature regulating, moisture absorbing, odor controlling and breathability properties will also keep your feet fresh and comfortable.
The soles are crafted from full-grain, veg-tan leather bends which give you an excellent balance between comfort and sturdiness. Robust yet flexible, this material is prized for its beauty, durability and practicality. It’s also easy to replace when needed.
Abrasion resistant SBR rubber heel caps give you extra traction, support and resilience. They’re attached with serrated brass tacks for extra reinforcement which add to the solid construction and longevity of the heel.
Strong, flexible and resistant to wear and tear, waxed thread weaves easily through leather and acts as a sealant against moisture, mildew and dirt. It keeps your items intact and won’t unravel due to the lock stitching method we use.
Great value shouldn't come at the expense of human dignity. For us, it's equally important to provide an excellent experience to you and to our craftspeople.
He sews the leather for our uppers with utmost care and precision. But he's not just about work, he's also known for her infectious sense of humor and boisterous laugh that lights up the room. When he's not perfecting his craft, he loves to take leisurely walks and socialize with his friendly neighbors.
Although he works primarily in the cutting department, his knowledge of shoemaking goes far beyond that. He's a true expert in the craft. In his free time, he's an avid soccer fan who loves to watch matches whenever possible. But what he loves most of all is spending time with his two daughters. They are the light of his life, and he cherishes every moment he gets to be with them.
Working in the finishing department, she has extensive knowledge of polishes and creams. But her expertise doesn't stop there. She's also a culinary master, renowned for her mouth-watering lunchboxes that leave everyone wanting a bite. Her love for cooking knows no bounds.
Our products are crafted to order in small batches and shipped directly to you. There’s never unsold inventory, no middlemen and no high markups. All of these savings are passed on to you so you get the best in style, materials and craftsmanship at a fraction of traditional retail prices. Win-win.
You will never have to pay for shipping in the contiguous US. It’s pretty simple, we want your experience to be risk-free.
If your product is not what you expected just send it back (for free) in unworn condition and we’ll refund 100% of your order.
We craft our products so we know exactly what goes into them. We’re happy to offer you a 1-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
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“Comfortable from day one, and handsome in an understated way“
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“Impressed with the quality of the stitching and silky leather lining”
“The products are elevated but service is even better”
“Thoroughly impressed with their overall look and quality”