The Monk Strap Shoe - a James Bond Favorite

November 20, 2014

Once reserved for the formal calendars of the trendsetting elite, the monk strap shoe became a pop culture phenomenon the moment James Bond (a.k.a. Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan) paired the slick shoes with a dapper suit, making it part of his signature style. Aspiring sartorialists adopted the shoe as an emblem of refined taste – despite its humble beginnings as a working shoe for monks when their sandals just couldn’t cut it. What the men of the cloth invented out of practicality, the secular set transformed into a coveted symbol of aspirational style. 

These days, street style aficionados have taken over where Bond left off, establishing the monk strap’s new identity as one of the most versatile trend in dress shoes. Monks bridge the gap between a semi-formal shoe and a formal lace up like a brogue or oxford. They look every bit as smart with a pair of turned up jeans as they do with a suit.

Try on our Dack's stylish Elgin monk strap shoes and set yourself apart from the crowd. Made of top quality 100% full grain calf leather, these double soles monk shoes are a must for any man's wardrobe.



Size chart
US/CAN Europe UK Australia Mexico Japan China  Inches Cm
2.5 35 2 2 - 20 33 8.750 22.22
3 35.5 2.3 2.3 - 21 34 8.875 22.54
3.5 36 3 3 - 22 35 9 22.86
4 36.5 3.5 3.5 - 22.5 36 9.125 23.18
4.5 37 4 4 - 23 37 9.25 23.5
5 37.5 4.5 4.5 - 23.5 38 9.375 23.81
5.5 38 5 5 4.5 24 39 9.5 24.13
6 38.5 5.5 5.5 5 24.5 39.5 9.625 24.45
6.5 39 6 6 6 25.5 41 9.875 25.08
7.5 40 7 7 6.5 26 - 10 25.40
8 41 7.5 7.5 7 26.5 42 10.125 25.72
8.5 42 8 8 7.5 27 43 10.25 26.04
9 43 8.5 8.5 8 27.5 43.5 10.375 26.34
9.5 43.5 9 9 8.5 28 44 10.5 26.68
10 44 9.5 9.5 9 28.5 44.5 10.625 26.98
10.5 44.5 10 10 9.5 29 45 10.75 27.30
11 45 10.5 10.5 10 29.5 46 10.875 27.62
11.5 45.5 11 11 10.5 30 - 11 27.98
12 46 11.5 11.5 11 30.5 47 11.125 28.26
12.5 46.5 12 12 11.5 31 47.5 11.25 28.58
13 47 12.5 12.5 12 31.5 48 11.375 28.90
13.5 47.5 13 13 12.5 32 - 11.5 29.22
14 48.5 13.5 13.5 13 32.5 - 11.625 29.54
14.5 49 14 14 13.5 33 - 11.750 29.86
15.5 50 15 15 14.5 34 - 12 30.48
16.5 51 16 16 15.5 35 - 12.25 31.12

 

Shoe Width

Our standard shoe width is an F fitting. However, in order to accommodate variations in foot size, alternative width fittings are available in certain styles.

Narrow Fit = D width (USA E Fit)

Standard or Average Fit = F width (USA EE Fit)

Wide Fit = G width (USA EEE Fit)

Extra Wide Fit = H width (USA EEEE Fit)

As a shoe increases in size, the length and width both increase. A size 10F shoe is therefore one size bigger and one size wider than a size 9F shoe. A size 9G shoe is a size wider than a size 9F - in other words the width of the shoe would roughly correspond to a size 10F.

In the table below, the 11D, the 10F, the 9G and 8H would all be roughly the same width.

 Shoe size D Fit F Fit G Fit H Fit
11 X
10 Y X
9 Z Y X
8 Z Y X
7 Z Y
6 Z