Python Monkstraps by Paul Parkman
It really is funny how tastes evolve. Especially when you are young and think that you will forever be the same. And then your parents laugh at you for making comments like that and you thinking ‘those crazy old people don’t know what they are talking about’, and then 15 years later they were you right and look like the fool. Time and time again that has happened to me since entering my 30’s!!! But I guess that is the journey of life for you.
So the other day a customer of mine was asking about making a button boot in black/white python to match his belt and truth be told I have NEVER liked python. I don’t even like snakes. But when I got to my factory last week and saw the python skin and started putting a picture in my mind and the more I thought about it the more intriguing it became. Now I am almost as excited to see the end product as the customer is.
Now that brings me to the post at hand. I saw this pair of Paul Parkman double monks with brown calfskin and python and did a double take on it! Prior, I would have never even considered it or given it a second thought and while this one is a bit bold for my personal taste, it intrigued me and left me thinking of how to incorporate more exotic leather into my rotation. Could just be that with the amount of shoes I own, I am seeking something ‘new’ to add to my vast collection and as I have literally nothing exotic I am being drawn towards it.
Either way, I will soon be venturing into that category of dress and brands like Paul Parkman give great inspiration to the possibilities that can be achieved with their enormous collection of exotic offerings. And this is just a dab into their extraodinary capabilities!
This pair here goes for $590. I believe its standard production is Blake Stitched on this particular model. The beauty of Paul Parkman though is that you can customize any shoe they have as most of their work is essentially MTO with only a 2 week production time. So if you fancied this model here but wanted a different color or construction, that can be easily achieved. Simply email them and they will make it happen.