Many would complain that monk strap loafers have become as over exposed as Kate Upton. Many others would agree, yet add that maybe that’s not such a terrible thing. Maybe.
Even if you’re waiting for the monk strap thing to just die out already, each of these three options will at least lead you to a potentially decent sale event. Just like at the gas pump, there’s three levels here:
Unleaded: Florsheim Network Single Monk Strap – $88.00 w/ LINK20 ($110)
Florsheim has launched their annual summer clearance, and the code LINK20 is still taking 20% off your order. Even stuff that’s on sale. Lump on top of that free shipping at $99 pre-code and there’s some potential there. The Network looks a little clunky, but for $88 it could do some serious duty as a down-time loafer. Ships free too. Also worth noting: Zara’s much sleeker “shoe with buckles” has yet to debut, but when it does, it’ll be cheap at $99.90.
Mid-grade: C. Lendini Single – $133.80 ($168) | Double – $142.40 ($178) w/HAPPYBIRTHDAY
Just in to Yoox and just marked down thanks to the 20% off site wide code HAPPYBIRTHDAY. Their summer clearance section is now up to more than half off, and thus been picked over, but maybe worth a look with that extra 20% off if you’ve got some time to kill. Double monk has a medallion and a toe that leans chisel. Single has real potential and a pair is on the way. Shipping is steep at $9.94. And now, a lightning round for a few other solid shoe deals during this Yoox sale: Try these, these, and maybe these. All get the extra 20% off with the code. Remember, everything (not just shoes) is on sale. Code expires 6/22.
Premium: To Boot New York Ritter Single Monk Strap – $158.00
Park and Bond’s Spring Sale might haven’t changed names to Summer yet, but they have ratcheted up the discounts. There might be a few new items in there too? The Italian made Ritter single Monk Strap from To Boot New York is ultra-sleek and more than $150 off. Hardly any sizes left in the brown, and some scattered sizes left in black. Only a couple sizes left in the very similar “Varden” monk strap in navy suede. UPDATE: The price on these dropped significantly today. Credit to John in the comments for the tip.
Florsheim’s LINK20 code has been working for awhile. The Yoox Extra 20% off code HAPPYBIRTHDAY expires 6/22. And yes, you can still get that CHANT CD if you really want to. $10.61 via Amazon. Too bad this isn’t on it: