GQ call monk strap shoes the dressiest footwear option for guys, but the way to wear them right now is with anything you like. Dressed down is definitely OK. A great pair of jeans or checked trousers are just as fashionable a partner as a sharply tailored suit, perhaps even more so. They can come with one strap or two, but I prefer going all out with the double buckle option. And anything the guys can do, we can do better...
Top pick for the girls
Try these leather monk strap shoes from Clarks, £54.99. Simple, timeless and easy to work back with other items in your wardrobe. Don't be afraid to wear some cute socks and let them show; that's what stylish guys would do.
Top pick for the guys
In rich oxblood, these monk strap shoes from Hush Puppies, £84.99, are the perfect pair for autumn. I actually wish they did these for women. I love the colour.
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