Most versatile shoe!? .. Monk strap!?
OK I mostly wear trainers or desert boots. I do have one or two cheapo pairs of brogues off ASOS and I had a pair of wingtips from Reiss a few years back.
I want to invest in a pair of proper shoes, therefore I want something comfortable durable and versatile. With regards to what I would wear them with I would wear them with jeans, chinos or wool trousers. I don't own any full suits. The most formal I get is grey trousers with navy blazer (that is a rare occurence but i do need them for that!).
First thing is colour: Tan, Brown or black? I'm leaning towards brown for versatility.
Second thing is style: Toe cap, Brogue, or Monk strap? I'm leaning towards monk strap.
Loake English shoes are the ones I am thinking of getting.
My only concern is are monk shoes just a passing trend? because then they aren't such a good investment :S
Given my criteria what woudl you guys get?