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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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    I should have actually said "I use it when I have 5 extra minutes to do so before work". I'm nowhere close to good at it.
     


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    It only took me 5 seconds, but I must admit I did play piano at school [​IMG]
     


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    It's actually not a matter of left- vs. right-handedness. The problem comes from tying the inital overhand knot the same way as the eventual loop knots, leaving an unbalanced knot. So LR/LR (left-over-right/left-over-right) has the same problem as RL/RL. The key is to do either LR/RL or RL/LR...

    This is the key! Sadly, the TED Talk I first learned this from taught the harder way: to do your first knot normally and then tie your bow backwards. It's much easier to just do your first knot backwards and then tie your bow as normal.

    I actually find that with double-knotting, I like to go the same way each time (LR/LR/LR or RL/RL/RL). But I only do this with casual shoes/laces when they're too long or won't stay with a single knot. I wouldn't do this with dressy shoes.
     




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    My favorite AE shoe. I got mine re-crafted last year.
     


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    I'm actually not too sure I followed you very well. However, it was just a theory based on anecdotal evidence. I've not yet met a left handed person that has the problem. Not any scientific or truly logical reason. I'm sure someone who is left handed will chime in shortly to say that they have the problem now that I've said that. [​IMG]

    EDIT: Nevermind, I see what you are saying now. Indeed, it does require not tying both knots LR/LR or RL/RL. That said, I've still not met a lefty with the problem! [​IMG]
     
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    My wife is right handed and her bows end up vertical.
     


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    Yes, not all right handed people have a problem. I just haven't ever met a left handed person who does.
     


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    Well I am left handed, so apparently it doesn't help me out all that much.
     


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    There you have it! [​IMG]

    Hence forth, I will advise people using Kentyman's technique. [​IMG]
     


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    what do you know! even MWS learns something new every day!
     


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