During the Summer sale period here in London, if you look hard enough, you can find some great deals, as was the case for my colleague who found these Charles Tyrwhitt double monks (made by Barker) for around ฃ165. As the residential Shoe Snob here at G&H, many of my colleagues will come to me for shoe advice, to show off their new shoes or as in the case of most ask me to shine them up, especially before some event in which case I am usually become bombarded with demands! My friend Simon went for the double whammy after he purchased them, asking me for my second opinion as well as a top quality shine. Being the snob that I am I turned my nose up at them when I heard the name Charles Tyrwhitt, a mistake that I later admitted being in the wrong for. Little did I actually know that they were in fact made by Barker, a brand that can make a good pair of shoes. So as time went on, my polishing got shinier and shinier, the more that they started to grow on me and made me jealous that I did not get a pair for myself! And I must admit, for ฃ165, this is a hell of a steal, especially for a solid pair of double monks done well!
On a side note, I have started writing for another online publication called B.B.Esquire, which is essentially the new gentleman’s modern guide to London. Here I will be writing monthly, of course about shoes, but with a different outlook than my blog. So if you fancy a wander around or want to see what I wrote, please click on the link that follows:
Justin, “The Shoe Snob”