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The difference between Oxford and Derby shoes

2017-05-04T11:03:08+00:00 Shoe Advisor|

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 [...]

Benedict Cumberbatch, a style icon who dressed from his feet up

2017-05-04T11:03:12+00:00 Lifestyle|

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 [...]

Let’s talk about a British icon, Harris Tweed

2017-05-04T11:03:13+00:00 Lifestyle|

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 [...]

It’s Christmas time. Let’s choose the perfect look for every ocassion

2017-05-04T11:03:13+00:00 Lifestyle|

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?

Look great with Colin Firth’s style in “A Single Man”

2017-05-04T11:03:17+00:00 Lifestyle|

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 [...]

Five trends to combine with your Monge shoes in autumn

2017-05-04T11:03:17+00:00 Lifestyle|

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 [...]

The best of Mallorca’s Artisanal craftsmanship on your feet

2017-05-04T11:03:17+00:00 Shoe Advisor|

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.

With class and in Bermuda shorts

2017-05-04T11:03:18+00:00 Lifestyle|

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 [...]

Why invest in a good pair of handmade shoes?

2017-05-04T11:03:18+00:00 Shoe Advisor|

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 [...]

Don’t be afraid of suede my friend

2017-01-25T13:28:20+00:00 Shoe Advisor|

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 [...]

It’s Madison time!

2017-05-04T11:03:18+00:00 Lifestyle|

  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 more drink, please (Today… Campari Shakerato)

2017-05-04T11:03:21+00:00 Gourmet|

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 [...]