Bourne
Monk Strap SB Tan

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A striking, cap toe, Italian made double buckle monk strap in a classic hand patina tan.

Bourne's twin metal buckles, leather straps, cap toe and elegant lines updates a classic style. With a rich tan patina this shoe offers limitless styling choices.

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A striking, cap toe, Italian made double buckle monk strap in a classic hand patina tan.

Bourne's twin metal buckles, leather straps, cap toe and elegant lines updates a classic style. With a rich tan patina this shoe offers limitless styling choices.

  • Cap-toe double monkstrap
  • Stylish, modern design with rounded toe
  • Full grain calf leather for softness and longevity
  • Hand dyed tan, polished and burnished
  • Hard-wearing Blake-stitched leather/rubber sole for added grip
  • Full calf leather lining for comfort and to absorb moisture
  • Made in Italy by artisan shoemakers

Photo: @the.cardinal.man wearing them with a blue suit.

Italian made, high quality tan monk strap

"Beautiful contemporary shoe"".




Bourne is a double buckle monk shoe in hand finished light brown, tan patina.They can add a splash of colour to a neutral outfit and look great with a blue or grey suit. We also have them in other colours such as oxblood, conker brown, blue and black. They are hand crafted in Italy, using the finest, full grain calf leather. These are cap toe monks, and have an elegant rounded toe. The 2 brass buckles provide adjustability, say if you have a slightly higher instep, and undoing the top buckle helps when you put them on. A small detail – but even in hidden areas, like under the strap, the leather is nicely finished. The straps and buckles make it a visually interesting and good looking shoe, ideal for work and special occasions. The top line is neat, with no raw edges, as we taper or ‘skyve’ the edge, then fold the leather and stitch it.

Looking inside, we see the Thomas Bird branding, embossed into a piece of calf leather, foam backed for added comfort. The shoe has a full calf leather lining. This helps absorb moisture and prolong the life of the shoe. And we use a genuine full leather insole. Inside the heel, the reverse counter, we use suede to stop your heel slipping. What you can’t see are the stiffeners between the calf upper and lining. There is one in the toe and another at the back. These are important to keep the shoe looking good as it ages, and we use longer, high quality stiffeners to achieve this.

The sole is stitched onto the upper with a traditional Italian method called blake stitching. Th is an in-channel, lock stitching technique, so even if one stitch was worn the others will still be locked securely in place. And being stitched the sole can be replaced when it eventually wears. But to extend the sole’s life, we use a rubber insert for added wear and better grip. There is a 25mm genuine leather stacked, heel, with 4 brass pins, and a rubber piece, again for better wear and grip, that can be easily replaced. There is a ‘gentleman’s corner’, a small bevel that reduces snagging of the heel on your trousers. Bourne tan monk strap is a beautifully Italian made high quality shoe, that with care should give you many years of enjoyment.


how our Italian shoes are made Thomas Bird fitting advice: Bourne
"Fits ever so slightly generous by around a quarter size. With leather insoles, they fit true to size. If you are inbetween sizes, then we normally recommend dropping down to the nearest whole size."
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Thomas Bird fits fairly true to size.  Not sure?  Please tell us what size and brands you normally wear and we'll be happy to help. Contact us.

Europe UK USA CM
39 6 7 24
40 6.5 7.5 25
41 7 8 26
42 8 9 27
43 9 10 28
44 10 11 29
45 11 12 29.5
46 12 13 30.5
47 12.5 13.5 31
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