THE DAPPER SHOES
Try the monk-strap shoe, a style that has come out of the cold to establish itself as a staple for the season, says Style & Living’s Isabelle O’Carroll
There’s something raffish and playful about the monk-strap shoe, especially when compared to its more reputable and stolid cousin, the classic brogue. Once a niche item, the style has been creeping back into favour for the past few seasons – first the single strap and then the more dandy double, cementing its status as a new menswear staple. This M&S Collection version has premium leather uppers in a rich tan that will just get better with age, while leather soles and lining complete the design. Incredibly dapper with a suit – try colourful socks for a look that has character – these shoes also work for the weekend, lending an air of offbeat elegance to jeans and a shirt.