Inspired by black shoes part I - Alfred Sargent Ramsey double-monks
Excluding 2 pairs of oxfords (and a pair of velvet slippers) my shoe collection has been lacking black color for a long time. Most of my shoes come in different shades of brown as in terms of usability I feel brown is in general much more versatile and easier to combine than black.
However, recently I thought I could add the amount of black in my rotation and decided to get these Alfred Sargent Ramsey double monks in black via A Fine Pair Of Shoes.
In general I think Ramsey is one of the most successful double monks when it comes to the aesthetics, last and overall looks. Therefore I’m still a bit sad I had to let go of these MTO-Ramseys as they in the end came in one size too large.
Black color and calf leather can make a shoe to be very formal and that’s the combination one should obtain when choosing a first pair of oxford dress shoes. However when combined with the casual look of a double-monk the result in this case is a versatile option that can be combined not just with a suit for the office-wear but as well for example with jeans and a lightweight unstructured blazer for a more relaxed after work-occasions.
- Alfred Sargent Ramsey
- Last 99
- Black calf leather
- Single leather soles