MELBOURNE: Footwear With A Shot Of Whiskey

Double Monk is the swanky new addition to Melbourne’s shoe shopping scene. Opened by brothers Chris and Nick Schaerf, a former lawyer and a practicing doctor, this ultra-posh locale stocks bespoke footwear and top-shelf whiskey. The floors here are made from 19th century oak parquet floors shipped from Europe, while the grandiose interior is complete with horsehair-stuffed leather chairs and rolling library ladders. Showcased here are exclusive top-drawer models and made-to-order footwear, as well as a curated edit of classic labels like Crockett & Jones and Edward Green. The bar toward the back doubles as a shoeshine station. Naturally, whiskey and loafers go hand-in-hand. –Sarah Ryan Hecht

Double Monk

53 Smith Street VIC 3065 / 61 (0)3 9417 3335

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  • This shop truly is beautiful and inspiring. I love going in there to look at the gorgeous shoes with my husband and sons. It’s such a transporting experience once you step through those doors. Congratulations to the Schaerf brothers!

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