Brooklyn
Single Monk Oxblood

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"Lovely, sleek and elegant. Colour is beautiful."


Brooklyn is deceptively stylish with a hint of attitude. A single metal buckle and leather strap combine with sleek angular lines and a soft chiselled toe. The rich oxblood patina will add a splash of colour and individuality to any outfit.

  • Single-buckle monkstrap
  • Stylish, modern design with slightly chiselled toe
  • Full grain calf leather for softness and longevity
  • Hand-dyed oxblood patina, 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
how our Italian shoes are made Thomas Bird fitting advice: Brooklyn
"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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Size Chart

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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Oxblood hand finished patina

Brooklyn is a single buckle monk shoe in hand finished oxblood polished patina.This classic colour will look great with a blue or grey suit. We also have them in other colours such as brown and black. They are hand crafted in Italy, using the finest, full grain calf leather. These are plain toe monks, and have an elegant slightly chiselled toe. A small detail – but even in hidden areas, like under the strap, the leather is nicely finished. The strap and buckle 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.

Craftsmanship/attention to detail

attention to detail

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.

Stitched leather sole

stitched sole

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.

Stacked leather heel

stacked leather heel

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. Brooklyn oxblood monk strap is a beautifully Italian made high quality shoe, that with care should give you many years of enjoyment.



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