Sid Mashburn Double Monk Strap
After a pair of the celebrated Sid Mashburn Double Monk Straps showed up on eBay last week, something awakened in the depth of my soul that told me, I need those shoes. The very idea that they were out there, available to possess, and not some ethereal footwear in a kingdom far, far away made me realize I could actually obtain a pair. Granted, I didn’t nab the eBay pair (not the right size) but the idea of owning a pair of shoes I have wanted for many moons made me ask, “Why not just order them?” So I did.
Being geographically impaired regarding Sid Mashburn’s location in Atlanta and given that their online shop isn’t launching until later this summer, I had to pick up the phone and place my order the old fashioned way. And honestly, I’m glad I had no other option, as I was reminded just how personal and engaging it is to order a product from folks who very much believe in what they are selling. After speaking with a well informed associate, I was encouraged to size down 1/2 size, which proved to be the right call. They arrived at my doorstep 2 days later and I have been celebrating ever since.
Sid Mashburn’s Double Monks are made in Northampton, England by Alfred Sargent who uses over 200 operations to produce these benchmade grade beauties. They are built with Goodyear Welt construction, are cap-toed with a burnished calf and have a one and a half sole. Though I’ve not had much time logged wearing them yet, I must say that I am astonished just how comfortable they are this early on in the break-in period. Easily one of the best footwear decisions I’ve made in all my life.
As outstanding as they look now, I can’t wait for what they will be in a couple of years. If you want to score a pair for yourself, give Sid Mashburn a call at (404) 350-7135 and join me in making one of the best footwear decisions you’ll make in all your life.