Double Monk, established December 2012, is all about bringing quality, English-made welted shoes to the Australian market.
In addition to shoes, Double Monk is also a purveyor of well-made men’s accessories such as ties, eyewear, combs, umbrellas, etc. Not only do they value great design but also rich heritage, excellent craftsmanship and deep philosophy. Together, these principles paint an invaluable story behind each of the products in the store.
The staff at Double Monk are also experts in all things sartorial. They have a wealth of knowledge worth tapping into about shoe care, styling tips and dressing well. They are definitely a go-to store for discerning Australian gentlemen.
Quality Welted Shoes
Currently, Double Monk have a fine selection of shoes from Crockett & Jones, Edward Green, John Lobb and Alden. If you are looking into investing into a pair of quality welted shoes, this store has you sorted.
Crockett & Jones
Crockett & Jones (C&J) are an iconic staple in any welted shoes enthusiast’s shoe rack. Starting at $795 for benchgrade and $995 for handgrade, these are a worthy investment into shoes that last and you shouldn’t need to replace them if cared for.
For a top tier shoe brand that pays attention to the finest details in shoe making, look no further than Edward Green (EG). Double Monk are also hosts to an annual Made-to-Order EG trunk show where customers can custom mix and match leather types, last shapes and design patterns. Read about the author’s personal experience with the show here: https://www.moksifu.com/eg-gg-trunk-shows/
An English classic with a rich heritage, John Lobb (JL) is a name that immediately demands respect and shows off a man of impeccable taste. Double Monk also host an annual Made-to-Order trunk show for John Lobb where the MTO fee is waived.
American brand Alden is an easy favourite amongst welted shoes collectors. They offer something uniquely American that you won’t get anywhere else. With their strong relationship with the Horween tannery, their picks of Shell Cordovan are from the best of the best. Double Monk also host Alden trunk shows.
Double Monk’s flagship store in Melbourne is located on 53 Smith Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065.
Double Monk’s store in Sydney is located in The Strand Arcade, Shop 129/131, Level 2, 412-414 George Street, NSW 2000.
I am a school teacher by day and in my free time, pursue my passion and hobby in leather shoes. I administrate the Welted Shoes Australia community on Facebook and our primary purpose is to educate Australians about quality footwear. I also co-founded the Thomas George Collection to bring high quality footwear to Australia at accessible prices.