popular shoe for informal wear. The one depicted is made
of Russia Calf but, as Monk Shoes are designed above all
for ease and comfort, Buckskin is often chosen. Furthermore,
an easier fitting is given around the ankle with a shoe
fastened by a single buckle, as in Monk, than in a lace-up
shoe where a closer fit is desirable. Although the true
Monk, with its pleasing simplicity of style, is a plain
shoe, broguing can be carried out if desired.