Gentlemen, if you cannot master tying the symmetric knot on an Oxford, derby and boots, don't despair. Think outside the box, as they say. Look beyond the cotton or leather laces. Other forms of foot wear have been invented that not only help us achieve the equal level of elegance but also prevent disapproving glances from the extremely fastidious in our clan. The answers my friends are loafers, monk straps, lazy mans and of course chelsea boots. Chin up boys, we can do this.