Moccasins are one of our favourites among shoe family tree. This post explains why and also how to identify them from fake ones, because not everyone is capable of making good moccasins.A moccasin is recognised by the stitch in the upper, but is not proof that this is so. To be a true moccasin it [...]
Recognizable due to their sleek and polish look, wholecut shoes spread pure elegance through their clean lines and perfect surface. Basically, they’re oxfords made from one single piece of leather, because they have a closed-throat lacing system too. Most dress shoes have multiple pieces sewn together. In wholecut shoes, there are no added pieces – no vamps or [...]
When talking about shoes, there is a pile of terms that are wrongly used. Models that we all have worn sometimes, or even daily, but we do not identify. Today’s lesson is about a modern classic: the Wingtip shoe. If you are not a footwear connoisseur, Wingtip will probably sounds like a farming tool to [...]
It has happened to all of us once. My experience in selling in shops has taught me that in general we tend to buy shoes smaller than we should. I do not know the reason. Perhaps smaller feet look better or maybe the shoes themselves are more attractive the smaller the size. Whatever the case, [...]
The eternal question: How are Oxford shoes different to Derby shoes? Despite their being terms which are used frequently, in general few people know the answer. In our shop in Mallorca we have heard everything: that the Oxfords are just Brogues, or that Derby shoes - or Bluchers – are made with a simpler construction. Others, simplifying, call all handmade shoes for [...]
Although oyster shells may be a mystery par excellence to you and many others, in the following steps you are going to see how you and everyone can become an oyster opening expert. Although Mallorca is surrounded by a beautiful sea, there are no oysters. The men and women on the [...]
If you have already acquired a pair of Monge shoes and now you want to know how to best take care of them, so that they as perfect as their first day, take down this advice. You’ll keep them looking as if they were new. The first thing we must bear in mind is that [...]
Autumn means rains, but the most enticing (in)activity is not to stay at home snuggled up on the sofa, under a blanket, a good book in your hands, so we are going to step out, not afraid to step in puddles. However, not just anyhow! Let’s start with our coat. Not by chance are some [...]
You can only agree with us that one of the greatest pleasures of staying in a hotel far from home is the breakfast. Waking up knowing that there is a table laid out for you full of all your food fancies you can enjoy at your ease. No need to look at your watch, or [...]
Getting into the skin of the well-known sleuth Sherlock Holmes on the TV screen brought world fame to Benedict Cumberbatch, but he’s also known for something more than his great work as an actor. And it’s not just that he has appeared in so many films that have been bringing in favourable comments over the [...]
Monge shoes are not only created from leather. As well as the best of this material, crafted by the expertise of our artisans on the island of Mallorca, there are fabrics ideal for making the highest quality footwear, such as manufacturing boots with the original Harris Tweed, shipped in from legendary Scottish islands. Would you [...]
Have some champagne, wear something red and have twelve grapes as the clock chimes the New Year in. These traditions – based in part on superstition - assure us we are going to get the New Year off to a good start, that it will be full of blessings and joys. There is something else, [...]
La Navidad está a las puertas, ya empiezan a celebrarse las cenas de empresa y se acercan las tradicionales cenas y comidas familiares. Y siempre surgen las mismas preguntas, ¿qué me pongo? ¿Qué look será adecuado?
Where your Monge shoes are itching to take you: first stop, the Patrón Lunares Restaurant in Mallorca
Monge no son sólo zapatos, también su nombre indica un estilo de vida. Nos gustan las cosas hechas de forma artesanal, con gusto, con cuidado y mirando los detalles. Así también son los sitios a los que nos gusta que nos lleven nuestros pies calzados de Monge, como Patrón Lunares en Mallorca.
Estás feliz con tus nuevos Monge y quieres que estén como el primer día durante mucho tiempo. Ten en cuenta unos consejos para mantenerlos bien más tiempo.
Fashion does not only live only through icons. When it comes to style we also pay attention to film stars, who can be inspirational. This is the case of George, the character interpreted by Colin Firth in “A single man”, a film in which special care is taken in the choice of shoes. The first [...]
This year autumn made itself felt in our lives suddenly a few days ago and now you find yourself taking your coats and warm jackets out from the wardrobe. The latest trends for the new season are a must-go with a pair of Monge shoes: they are perfect. Let’s take a look. It seemed autumn [...]
No necesita mucha introducción. Seguro que conoces su voz, su carisma, sus conquistas (Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin), sus canciones… pero ¿te fijaste alguna vez en sus zapatos? Gainsbourg es todo un icono de estilo.
La artesanía vinculada al calzado en Mallorca viene de antiguo, arranca en la Edad Media y llega hasta nuestros días. En MONGE, trabajamos mano a mano con artesanos de la isla que, con mucho mimo y dedicación, confeccionan cada uno de nuestros pares.
Esta nueva temporada te vas a vestir empezando por los pies. Cuando un buen par de zapatos nos conquistan, planteamos el outfit en función de estos, como ocurre con un par de MONGE
Basic shoe cleaning All you need to know to get a gleam on your shoes with a simple shine. If you have just splashed out on a pair of shoes - you wanted to treat yourself - you will want to take good care of them. We now offer some basic tips on how [...]
When the scorching temperatures arrive, and in some places, like Majorca, we know what we are talking about, few can resist the temptation to put on shorts. Unfortunately this style is linked with “the flip-flop”, an invention appropriate for beach ambiences, but nowhere else, and people abuse it in the summer period. In my humble [...]
Below we set out four weighty reasons for buying quality handmade shoes. We are absolutely certain each reason is valid. 1. You are going to save money. Although this sounds like a paradox: you save by spending more on good shoes. Well-looked after they can last for almost ever. How often do you have to [...]
Suede shoes are a must; they are extremely cool and give the wearer a balanced classy-casual touch. People are afraid of them because they think they get dirty easily, but suede leather is very robust and perfect for casual shoes. Unlike calfskin, suede does not scratch or scuff. Its worst enemy are greasy substances, but [...]
If you don’t mind, we would like to give you a little but huge advice from your friends at MONGE: the one shoe every man should have in his wardrobe is a black lace-up. This is for us the same as the “Little Black Dress” is for women. It seems simple but most of the guys [...]
It’s Madison time! First of all we have to explain that this post is not about Monge Shoes team’s trip to the Madison Square Garden, though it wouldn’t be a bad plan at all, but we are referring to a dance from the 60’s that we have always loved. Always the past decades seem [...]
One of our favourite things here in MONGE shoes is alcohol. But please do not misread this statement, let explain us. We do not mean that we love to be drunk night and day, what we defend is the enjoyment of a good quality drink. From beer to cocktails, including champagne, liquors or cognac. We [...]