i went and did it. i said i wouldn’t and i did it anyway. there’s a good reason for it, ok? i wear my sid mashburn double monks almost every day. they’re half a size too big for me and starting to look a little ragged. rather than ordering another pair from sid, i decided to check out the alfred sargent for j. crew double monks, and i’m glad i did. don’t get me wrong i love my mashburn monks, but variety is always welcome.
there are few differences between the two double monks strap shoes (alfred argent also makes sid’s). color wise the new ones are a little lighter than sid’s (not sure if you can tell from my shotty iphone photos). the only other difference is the toe. the j. crew double monks are less pointy than sid’s and fit my feet better. if you’re planning on making a purchase, go a .5 size down from your measured or street shoe size. they run big like most english made shoes.