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Poll Results: What is your opinion on colored shoe laces for dress shoes

  • 26% (19)
    Only a clown would wear them.
  • 11% (8)
    I like the idea, but I would never wear them.
  • 15% (11)
    I might wear a pair as a novelty.
  • 39% (28)
    I like them as a style statement, and wear them on occasion.
  • 7% (5)
    I own more than 6 different colors, and wear them frequently.
71 Total Votes  
post #16 of 26
not what you'd call "dress shoes" but I bought red laces for my natural chromexcel longwings which I wear in casual settings and they're great imo.
post #17 of 26

is white considered a color?  

post #18 of 26

I experiment a bit. Generally I end up only using different colour laces on more casual shoes and boots, but not always. I certainly don't do it for the sake of it. But then again, I don't work in a place where I am worried about what anyone might think.

post #19 of 26
I've been looking at a some of these threads and am considering some colored laces for my dirty bucks and a pair of dk brown suede wingtips. Neither of these shoes came with waxed laces. Can someone please tell me when to use waxed laces and when to use non-waxed laces? There are plenty of 'cheap' non-waxed laces available in a multitude colors, but it seems like that may look like I bought sneaker laces and threw them on dressier shoes. But, neither of those pairs of shoes currently have waxed laces.
Edited by benthere-donethat - 8/19/12 at 12:16pm
post #20 of 26

im not that sure but i would think waxed is for more formal wear.  also, i would gauge the eyelet's size to see which laces would fit.  a thin waxed lace would look out of place going through a huge eyelet.

post #21 of 26
Maybe ok if done very casually (i.e. "streetwear & denim" - casual). For business, I think it belongs in one category with novelty ties.
post #22 of 26

Colour laces? Why not have some fun boys :)


(ignore the jeans I work in a lab full of strong chemicals and I am not going to ruin my nice trousers).


post #23 of 26
Not a fan of colored laces on dress shoes. I feel like they kind of defeat the purpose of wearing dress shoes in the first place. I'd probably be okay with a subtle color on sneakers but that's not what the poll was asking about.
post #24 of 26

I read the comments & it's unusual to see men have different colour laces. But, then again, the average man isn't making aggressive fashion statements. I'd say it's very nice & fashionable. Use them according to the events that you attend. It's a magnificent to the colours that you're wearing. 

post #25 of 26
I wouldn't wear them in a business Atmosphere or perhaps work but as acasual maybe even with jeans or chinos it would look rather nice again as a fashion statement.
Edited by bisco - 9/29/16 at 5:55pm
post #26 of 26
I'd wear them more often if I could find some for my black/gray Balmoral booot.
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