Flat Waxed Shoe Laces?

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  1. Sean Archer

    Sean Archer Senior member

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    My Hanover cordovans have what appear to be waxed shoelaces. They are flat and fairly grippy. Also once they are tied, they flatten against my shoe instead of the loops sticking up. Now I would like to get these for my Kenmoors but have no clue where to get them or if I've identified them correctly.
     


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    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I, too, would love a good source for flat waxed dress laces.
     


  3. Sean Archer

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    Just tried the candle thing on my round Kenmoor laces. Works well, white wax deposit all over them now. Very grippy. Still rather curious about what laces my Hanovers have, but either way, problem solved.
     


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    I read somewhere in the askandy forum that it was really difficult to find the flat laces. However, found these on ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-18-TO-36-INC...11178005r14943

    I don't think they are waxed however but you could use beeswax as Mild Mannered suggested and hopefully thiey will work for you. Good luck!
     


  6. Cedarville Store

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    www.ShoeFootandBody.com has flat dress laces - waxed/Black.

    Dress Laces 30"
    Quality laces for dress shoes. 30" length, in flat or round waxed.
    Available in Black.
    Item #: WL 5100(rd) WL 5110(flt)
    Price: $ 2.99
     


  7. Sean Archer

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    Just tried the candle thing on my round Kenmoor laces. Works well, white wax deposit all over them now. Very grippy. Still rather curious about what laces my Hanovers have, but either way, problem solved.
    Quite note: candle wax doesn't work. I'm starting to wonder what base material the laces on these Kenmoors are even made of...
     


  8. ethandesu

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    I've found good flat waxed laces in Tokyo if you can get there - either from the shoe section of Isetan in Shinjuku - the Edward Green Top Drawer section staff can help with Stefano Bemer laces. Otherwise a shop called 42nd Royal Highland in Daikanyama has them.

    Not much help if you arent in Tokyo, I know, but that is where I will be buying my laces.

    desu
     


  9. greekgeek

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    distinctive Senior member

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    Why do you still post here after ripping me off for $400? Dick.

    I wonder the same thing about Fuuma.

    On a side note, I would love a wardrobe full of flat laces
     


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    I wonder the same thing about Fuuma.

    On a side note, I would love a wardrobe full of flat laces


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    bump...any luck? I'm tired of my standard cotton laces on my Alden Indys shredding.
     


  13. Sean Archer

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    Oh, I found some at Novelty shoe repair in Toronto. But as for my Kenmoors I just tied them a different way and they don't slip anymore. Double secure knot or something like that.
     


  14. young Ego

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    Now if only I could find them in a color other than black.
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    vvv These brown laces below could be fun!
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    vv These would be awesome as well.
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