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Sledge42

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Boy you do not do anything half way do you? I am glad to hear they work for you!
Did you go with the XL? How do they fit?
One other point, when you wash them, make sure they are turned inside out...
@Legal Eagles No sir. I am an "All In" type of guy! Go hard.. then go home!
I ended up going with the Large. They fit right. I thought- if for some reason they don't I can exchange them, but the Large fits great.
And indeed.. inside out for certain. They even put it on the package!
Really do appreciate your insight on it. Great to talk with people with experience on them before buying!
 

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. Every leather lace I ever used has broken (and usually at an inopportune time...)
Oh that's a shame. I was looking forward to using them with my BH's being made. I hadn't used leather laces before and assumed they would be high quality.
 

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Oh that's a shame. I was looking forward to using them with my BH's being made. I hadn't used leather laces before and assumed they would be high quality.
Some are better than others... the really good ones tend to be thicker and so some have a hard time getting them under hooks.
Some people also treat them, and claim it makes them last longer...
If you like the look, go for it, but I view them as wear items that you are going to need to replace more frequently than other types of laces.
 
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Yeah, leather will never have the strength or abrasion resistance or moisture resistance of nylon. Budget for regular replacement.
 

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Best laces I found are called pisgah range laces. 10 dollars a pair and lifetime warranty. I've had them for 4 years and haven't broken yet.
 

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Best laces I found are called pisgah range laces. 10 dollars a pair and lifetime warranty. I've had them for 4 years and haven't broken yet.
Are they made of paracord? Some people swear by paracord... I always needed to double knot paracord laces to keep them from coming loose.
 

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Are they made of paracord? Some people swear by paracord... I always needed to double knot paracord laces to keep them from coming loose.
Yes they are made of paracord. When I get my whites those are the laces I'm gonna put in. I always double knot my boots anyways, but paracord needs to be double knotted in my experience as well. They also have any color you want. I believe they are made in North Carolina which is pretty cool. I also got darn tough socks from your recommendation of them. The best socks ever! I never thought I would spend 26 dollars for one pair, but those socks stay up, don't get wet, and don't itch! I think everyone should get at least one pair of darn tough. I wont go back to cotton that for sure.
 

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@Legal Eagles: Your influencer check is surely in the mail from Darn Tough at this point!
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I won’t publicly endorse a product unless I use it exclusively and I really believe in it.

My only official recommendations are U.S. Army issued mustache trimmers, Morton's salt, the C.R. Laurence Fein 2 inch axe-style scraper oscillating knife, White's Boots, and Darn Tough Socks...

There is so much to be learned from the wisdom of Ron Swanson... his Pyramid of Greatness hangs in my office...

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And Nick Offerman is a fan of White's in real life!

 

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Are they made of paracord? Some people swear by paracord... I always needed to double knot paracord laces to keep them from coming loose.
I'm currently using lengths of paracord in my recently received Distressed RO SJs. Seems like they should last forever. And yes, double knotting is mandatory. LOL
 

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After 4 years of use one spot on the laces has gone shiny. I like these aglets because they dont come off like other laces I have used so the ends never fray.
With:

1) The right tool,
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2)1000' feet of 7 strand paracord; and
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3) a few hundred aglets,
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You can make your own in custom lengths and never buy shoelaces again!
 

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With:

1) The right tool,
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2)1000' feet of 7 strand paracord; and
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3) a few hundred aglets,
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You can make your own in custom lengths and never buy shoelaces again!
That would be great if companies didn't do lifetime warranties! Pisgah range offers free shipping if you buy 2 pairs of laces. So we will see how good their lifetime policy is once this pair wears through! Maybe you can make them and i'll buy laces right from you! :)
 

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I suppose I'll get into good socks eventually but I am happy with cotton. Bonds very comfy in fact (Australian brand I believe. Which reminds me, if any Aussies read over this don't get tricked - our "darn tough" socks are not what legal eagle is referring to). They are cheap, stay up, last me about a year before they look too faded to go with my suits, and I'm an advanced evolutionary human who does not have foot odour under any circumstance.

PS. Ron Swanson and I could not be friends due to his radical beliefs around eating caught fish. Sorry Ron, it's the best.
 

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