Thank you BigRob. I timely reminder.
The condition of your shoes are the first thing people notice. An untidy knot has repercussions.
Many of the long time posters on SF never accepted the importance of a carefully tied shoelace. I'm talking about Manton, gdl203 and other unfortunates.
Doc Holiday's fear of bad lacing drove him to wear boots almost exclusively. Some may say that's an overreaction. But I say, better boots then granny knots.