The monk strap serves as the intermediate between the oxford and the derby

n terms of formality, featuring a similar shape sans the laces.

In place of an eyelet closure, the monk strap has a wide strap that is fastened across the front of the shoe with either a single or double buckle closure.

The monk strap takes its name from the monks who originally donned them. This alternative to traditionally laced dress shoes adds a certain panache to any outfit in need of a little something extra.

 in the picture : Collezione Platinum, Model Double  Buckle Monk Strap , Toe Cap, Upper material  Calfskin in full grain and Chamois, Cover sole   Leather , Internal material          Calfskin, Half Brouges