Desk to Date

If you regard time as a luxurious commodity, you’ll no doubt be very familiar with the concept of shooting straight from desk to date/dinner/pub and thus the need for a sleek pair of shoes to suit such a scenario. Whether you’re meeting your mates down the local boozer for post-work pints or want to make a killer first impression (because let’s be honest, there’s a lot riding on the shoes) we’ve curated an edit of the latest styles that segue seamlessly from AM to PM…

If your style (and the office edict) errs on the classic side, may we introduce you to 'Alfie and 'Austin'. A timeless lace up made to be worn with tailoring, Alfie in black is a no-brainer, but if you can slip into smart/casual workwear territory, the warm tan and rich brown hues also lend themselves to jeans and a shirt. When the occasion calls for something seriously smart, the contrasting textured panels on Austin will up the luxe ante to more than sufficient levels. Wear with everything from a classic tuxedo to a tweed three-piece for the ultimate in suave styling.



Nothing beats a classic monk-strap shoe when it comes to office to evening capability. From humble beginnings as the go-to shoe for medieval monks to street style catnip, the monk is a great option whatever your office attire. Referred to as the ‘double monk’, two strap styles are currently currying favour among those in the know. A brogue/double monk hybrid in black or brown, 'Raphael' is a dapper addition to your formal wardrobe, while 'Walter’s' slightly distressed leather makes for a versatile style that can be dressed up or down. Even more adaptable is 'Albus', a loafer-inspired double monk. In supple tan or navy suede, wear with ankle grazing or rolled up hemlines to show off the double strap detail. Blue denim and brown monk shoes are a match made in heaven and if you want to dress down smarter black monks, pair with dark neutral chinos and a white granddad or Oxford collar shirt. Roll on 5.30pm…

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