The “Non-Opening" Buckle - Pierre Cardin’s Practical Monkstrap Shoes Solution

Monkstrap Shoes with their distinctive buckle closure are a magnificent and unique choice. However, the intricacies of opening and closing the buckle can sometimes make them not “friendly" with busy Gentlemen. 


1 -  Monkstrap Shoes And Controversial Buckle  

Monkstrap, the oldest style of the Dress Shoes world, was created by medieval monks and then finished by traditional England shoemakers. However, the journey of Monkstrap has been extremely “up and down”, continually questioned by the fashion world.      

The metal buckle used to fasten and unfasten the shoes has been considered too elaborate, making Monkstrap seem more complex compared to laceless Loafers. Yet, it lacks the formality of Oxford shoes with laces. The Monkstrap buckle became a significant question mark in terms of both fashion and practicality, therefore, Monkstrap went through a period of being less popular than conventional dress shoes.


Giày Monk Strap

(Picture 1 - Monkstrap shoes confronted many controversial due to the distinctive buckle closure) 


However, overtime, Monkstrap Shoes have proven their unique value, and have been endorsed by the major fashion houses such as Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, AI Bazar, etc. The elegance feature on buckle and the classic form makes Monkstrap the perfect balance point for the modern Gentlemen. Today, Monkstrap shoes have become incredibly flexible. This style of shoes impacts on office attire which is more interesting and increases the personality to every outfit.  


2 - The Merx Shoes (#778) - The “non-opening" Buckle For Busy Gentlemen 

The fashion appeal of Monkstrap is undoubtedly, however, the complexity of the close/ open buckle may make the shoes not “friendly" for busy Gentlemen. 

Pierre Cardin Paris Vietnam understand this, we officially introduces:


The Merx Shoes (#778)

"Combining the uniqueness of Monkstrap and the flexibility of laceless Loafer"


The Merx Shoes #778 là sự kết hợp độc đáo giữa khóa cài Monkstrap và Loafer không dây

(Picture 2 - The Merx Shoes (#778) is the perfect balance between Monstrap buckle and laceless Loafer)


The products are inspired by the god Mercury in the ancient Roman heritage who represents distinctive intelligence, speed, and flexibility. These shoes provide the perfect balance for Gentlemen who do not miss out on any fashion experience. 


  • The Single Monkstrap metal buckle combined with rubber band parts, bringing easy wearing /taking off without the need to open/close the buckle. The Merx Shoes (#778) can be described as an extremely easy to use laceless pair;

  • The Monkstrap buckle is directly imported from Italy. The stainless steel material, with a thick border design, creates a robust and masculine overall look. The smoke-gray coating harmonizes with the shoe color, adding a subtle accent without compromising elegance;  

Pierre Cardin Paris Vietnam: Giày Single Monkstrap Cao Cấp Pierre Cardin - PCMFWLI 778


  • Made from Nappa Cowhide - a 150-year-old leather technology known for its softness and durability. The insole provides comfortable cushioning, ensuring Gentlemen's confidence and comfort throughout the day;

  • The exclusive Pierre Cardin logo-patterned sole version and latest Fall - Winter (2023 - 2024) season.


From 12/11/2023 to 31/12/2023, Customers can Pre-Order the masterpiece The Merxe Shoes (#778) with the price of 1.190.000đ (JUST DEPOSIT 200K - PAY THE REMAINING OF 990.00 VNĐ THROUGH COD).


Pierre Cardin Paris Vietnam: Giày Single Monkstrap Cao Cấp Pierre Cardin - PCMFWLI 778

(Picture 3 - Pierre Cardin Paris Vietnam:” Premium Single Monkstrap - PCMFWLI 778  (Black/ Brown - Size: 39 - 44)


After 31/12/2023, The Merx Shoes (#778) products will be available in 100 Pierre Cardin Paris Vietnam stores at the retail price of 3.490.000đ (VND).

Pierre Cardin Paris Vietnam is a premium French fashion brand -  NUMBER ONE DRESS SHOES & LEATHER ACCESSORIES SYSTEM IN VIETNAM. We are committed to providing Customers with the best experience in luxury fashion products.    



Pierre Cardin Paris Vietnam


Content Creator: Nguyễn Hà Bảo Thy

Translator: Lê Lâm Bảo Ngọc

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