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Beckett Simonon Hoyt Monk Strap Review

beckett simonon hoyt monk strap review

Not gonna lie: I have a soft spot for monk straps. Sure, they’re not as formal as oxfords, and you don’t see them worn as often. But if you get yourself a sweet pair, you can pull them off with just about any outfit.

Beckett Simonon just sent me their Hoyt monk strap dress shoes. Get PRAKTICALA’s take by reading the Beckett Simonon Hoyt monk strap review below! And don’t forget to use our exclusive promo cod PRAKTICALA20 for 20% off your order!

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Beckett Simonon Valencia Wholecut Oxfords Review

beckett simonon valencia wholecut oxfords review

Beckett Simonon is really starting to collect a formidable gallery of made-to-order dress shoes. Their latest (at least for me) is the wholecut Valencia oxford. Check out our Beckett Simonon Valencia wholecut oxfords review below!

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Owen Edward Oxford Dress Shoe Review

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I recently received a pair of “The Owen” oxford dress shoes from a newly-launched company, Owen Edward.

The business model and approach behind the company are just the kind of thing we like at PRAKTICALA, so I was happy to take a closer look. Read our Owen Edward oxford dress shoe review below!

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Beckett Simonon Dean Oxford Dress Shoe Review

beckett simonon dean oxford dress shoe review

The last time PRAKTICALA featured a pair of black oxfords was when we reviewed Beckett Simonon’s Caine oxfords. That was a long time ago.

Beckett Simonon recently sent me their latest update on the black dress shoe, the Dean oxfords, for review. Check out PRAKTICALA’s Beckett Simonon Dean Oxford dress shoe review below!

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John Doe Shoes Whisky Box Calf Bonucci Oxford Review

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John Doe Shoes is a brand I’ve had my eye on for awhile – since my original search for decent shoes for my wedding. I originally passed them over in favor of trying other brands, largely because the product photography on the website wasn’t that great (sorry).

Since then, their photography has improved, as has their inventory, making them a more prominent player in the startup footwear category. I finally was able to get a pair – read my John Doe Shoes Whisky Box Calf Bonucci Oxford review below!

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Jack Erwin Cooper Boat Shoe Review

jack erwin cooper boat shoe review

Those who have read my review of Jack Erwin’s Carter wingtip boot remember that I was pleased with the quality of their shoes and the positioning of their company as a disruptor to the overpriced, premium-shoe market.

But despite having a decent collection of oxfords, brogues, and loafers, Jack Erwin hasn’t hasn’t offered any boat shoes until now. I was able to acquire a brand new pair, so read my Jack Erwin Cooper boat shoe review below!

ALSO: Video review added – see below!

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Review: Beckett Simonon Premium Oxford Brogue Dress Shoes

beckett simonon premium oxford brogue dress shoes

A few months ago I wrote about Beckett Simonon’s upcoming “premium” line of dress shoes – a project they got off the ground with a successful Kickstarter campaign.

After a lot of waiting, I finally got my hands on a pair of the Beckett Simonon Premium Oxford Brogue dress shoes, and I’m excited to share the details with you.

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Review: Women’s Ankle Boots by Kurt Geiger

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I have these cool women’s ankle boots by Kurt Geiger. I don’t wear them, my wife does.
This is less of a review and more of a story of how I got these boots while Yoselin from 6 Mono Media and I were in Macau last year.

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Boat Shoe Showdown: Sperry Top-siders vs. Sebago Docksides

Remember those Ralph Lauren boat shoes I wrote about a while back? They are cool and all, but as I said back then, fashion denim doesn’t exactly cut it if you need footwear sturdy enough for, you know, an actual boat.

The two most well-known examples of legitimate boat shoes are Sperry Top-siders and Sebago Docksides. Need help deciding which is best for you? Read our comparison here!

UPDATE (05/17/16): Just got some cool new Cooper boat shoes from Jack Erwin! Read the review here!

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Review: Double Monk Strap Dress Shoes by Meermin Mallorca

Now that you know about the James Bond test, it’s time to talk about monk straps. I have these double monks from Meermin Mallorca.

Be honest – sometimes you don’t want to hassle with shoelaces. What do you do? One option is to wear loafers, like these from Beckett Simonon. OR… put on a pair of monk straps!

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