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Unusually colored shoelaces

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Ive seen some purples, blues, etc. and other interesting shoelaces for dress shoes around recently, and ive had no luck finding an online retailer who carries any. I know its been discussed, but I cant find the link. Anyone?
     
  2. Cary Grant

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    I'm on the hunt, too. There's very little out there, certainly no bricks and mortar in my area.

    This is probably the most complete online source that gets tossed out here but in dress laces colors are still limited.

    http://www.shoelacesexpress.com/alld...FSQMDQodeHd8-A
     
  3. Percy Trimmer

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    You could have some sent from France.
     
  4. DWFII

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    I've yet to put them to the test but you might want to look into these They look good to me. I bought some lengths and they appear solid. Might be more suitable for shoes without a metal eyelet, however. And ...you might want to add an aglet--which you can do by dipping the end into clear nail polish.
     
  5. Cary Grant

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    Thanks- I have Peas & Corn marked and forgot about it.

    I've wondered about RIT-dyeing my own. If they'd stay colorfast.
     
  6. MalfordOfLondon

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    You can get some light beige / cream laces from Paul Smith. They definitely do some of their shoes with red and blue laces - you might want to drop them a mail.
     
  7. DWFII

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    Thanks- I have Peas & Corn marked and forgot about it. I've wondered about RIT-dyeing my own. If they'd stay colorfast.
    If the shoe lace is 100% mercerized cotton, the Rit dye might work well. Do a search for "mordants" on Google...although, come to think of it, RIT might have a recipe to fix the dye in the instructions...there are a number of chemicals (non-toxic) that will stabilize or "fix" the colour. Problem is that many laces have nylon or polyester in the weave and these are more problematic for dying....And I might add, hell on metal eyelets.
     
  8. teddieriley

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    Hey Spoo -

    I'm looking for some burgandy laces for my black captoes. If you end up picking up length in these, I'll split with you. Otherwise, if you find a source, let me know.
     
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    Ive seen some purples, blues, etc. and other interesting shoelaces for dress shoes around recently, and ive had no luck finding an online retailer who carries any. I know its been discussed, but I cant find the link. Anyone?


    Check this out :

    http://www.accessoires-chaussures.co...leur-mode.html


    Adrian
     
  10. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    You could have some sent from France.

    I think Im going to get someone to translate this for me and wind up going with this or the other French site. Thanks for the reccom.

    I've yet to put them to the test but you might want to look into these They look good to me. I bought some lengths and they appear solid. Might be more suitable for shoes without a metal eyelet, however.

    And ...you might want to add an aglet--which you can do by dipping the end into clear nail polish.


    I wish I had your vision and talents DW.. But I would fuck that up so bad I might as well put my Adidas laces in there.

    Hey Spoo -

    I'm looking for some burgandy laces for my black captoes. If you end up picking up length in these, I'll split with you. Otherwise, if you find a source, let me know.


    Thats exactly what I wanted to do! Actually I wanted some violet laces for burg captoes too. Do you speak French? Im going to look at the sites above and below, but I cant speak French for shit.

    Check this out :

    http://www.accessoires-chaussures.co...leur-mode.html


    Adrian


    Thanks Adrian - Im going to try and decipher that site too.

    Could someone please post pics of their shoes with different coloured laces? I'd be interested to see how they look as I lack the imagination necessary to visualize a pair of shoes with laces that don't match the colour of the shoe.[​IMG]
     
  11. Wes Bourne

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    The Leffot blog has an entry about coloured laces. The tan lace / black oxford combo looks surprisingly good.
     
  12. Cary Grant

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    Hey Spoo -

    I'm looking for some burgandy laces for my black captoes. If you end up picking up length in these, I'll split with you. Otherwise, if you find a source, let me know.


    Both the sites mentioned above have burgundy in a couple of styles
     
  13. SpooPoker

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    You could have some sent from France.

    OK - I think I want to go with the 20 pair set from this site for 50 euro.. but how the hell do I add it to my basket and check out? Can I proxy someone french speaking? [​IMG]
     
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    Footgalaxy off Amazon.com.

    Metal tipped laces for 3.79/pair in a variety of colours. Non-metal tipped ones for 1.79/pair.

    Several lengths available.
     
  15. SpooPoker

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    Im still after these laces, the ones from this link from Percy Trimmer above. I dont speak French, and cant decipher how to check out. If anyone in France is willing to help me with this, Id be more than happy to pay a proxy fee.
     
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    The Leffot blog has an entry about coloured laces. The tan lace / black oxford combo looks surprisingly good.

    Those do look interesting (black shoes w/ brown laces)... could you get away with a brown belt w/ those shoes or would you stay w/ a black belt?
     
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    Tried this bunch?
    http://www.shoelacefactory.com/id17.html

    I've been amazed at the difference that a change in lace color can make to the look of a shoe. It can really dress up or dress down a shoe in ways I never thought.
     
  18. SpooPoker

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    Tried this bunch?
    http://www.shoelacefactory.com/id17.html

    I've been amazed at the difference that a change in lace color can make to the look of a shoe. It can really dress up or dress down a shoe in ways I never thought.


    Thanks for the link.. seems like its more athletic shoe inclined. Im looking for thin, waxed laces for business shoes, though.
     
  19. Holdfast

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    I can't remember the details but I think at one point another SF member was looking for something similar (bigbris, maybe?) and I think he found someone. If it was bigbris, it might be worth PMing him.
     
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    I have only seen colors like that with some tennis shoes like the youth wear, not really appropriate for business wear or antyhing other situation really.
     

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