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X-posted from the Friday Challenge, my take on "dressy tweed." I don't know if this jacket qualifies as tweed, but it's a hardy and fuzzy wool/silk/linen/cashmere blend with a donegal-ish speckle.
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Samuelsohn jacket
Benjamin Sartorial shirt
Polo tie
Kiton trousers
Wardrobe Wimbledon square
 
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Why do you like the standard factory lacing method that is only there because it is the fastest way of doing it in the factory? I mean I don't know half as much as you do about shoes, but I do know that the first thing you do is to change the lacing method from the standard factory one. As it is now, it creates some uneven pressure on the shoe. Very minor but still.
Standard factory?
I’d say 99 percent of the shoes I own from boots to sneakers to dress shoes, if they came laced at all it was in a cross cross version. I can’t recall ever getting a pair of shoes out of the box with straight bar lacing.
Anyway there are only two ways to lace your shoes:
The straight bar method
Some other shit method

But y’know - whatever floats your boat. That’s what floats mine!
 

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Standard factory?
I’d say 99 percent of the shoes I own from boots to sneakers to dress shoes, if they came laced at all it was in a cross cross version. I can’t recall ever getting a pair of shoes out of the box with straight bar lacing.
Anyway there are only two ways to lace your shoes:
The straight bar method
Some other shit method

But y’know - whatever floats your boat. That’s what floats mine!
This is what I mean with standard lacing. I think all my new shoes have had this lacing when NIB. I think it is impractical as the pressure from the different laces will be pretty uneven. Here is a picture to demonstrate what I mean.

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This is what I mean with standard lacing. I think all my new shoes have had this lacing when NIB. I think it is impractical as the pressure from the different laces will be pretty uneven. Here is a picture to demonstrate what I mean.

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What method would achieve the best balance? Would you happen to have a demonstrative picture as well?
 

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What method would achieve the best balance? Would you happen to have a demonstrative picture as well?
I forgot to add that in the previous post. Thanks for the reminder. If you only have 5 eyelets it will look slightly different but still straight lacing

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This is what I mean with standard lacing. I think all my new shoes have had this lacing when NIB. I think it is impractical as the pressure from the different laces will be pretty uneven. Here is a picture to demonstrate what I mean.

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Yup. That’s how I lace all my shoes and never had a problem with pressure. YMMV.
But again I have NEVER received a pair of shoes out of the box laced like this, they’re almost always laced criss cross from outside in with laces on each side coming up from under the inside of the eyelet then crossing between the eye stays and threaded again from inside the eyelet. I realise that’s a crap description but can’t be bothered to find a pic!
 

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Only works with an even number of eyelets IIRC.
It works on 4/5/6 eyelets for me, I think this method holds the balance of a derby style better (personally don't see any difference on oxford tho). I have a lower instep and with the old method, sometimes one wing is higher than the other.
 

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It works on 4/5/6 eyelets for me, I think this method holds the balance of a derby style better (personally don't see any difference on oxford tho). I have a lower instep and with the old method, sometimes one wing is higher than the other.
How do you do this with five eyelets without crossing the laces? I just tried it and stand by my previous belief that it can only be done properly with even numbers of eyelets!
It may look a bit neater than the ‘blanket stitch’ version illustrated above but it’s a pain in the arse to tighten!
 

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How do you do this with five eyelets without crossing the laces? I just tried it and stand by my previous belief that it can only be done properly with even numbers of eyelets!
It may look a bit neater than the ‘blanket stitch’ version illustrated above but it’s a pain in the arse to tighten!

this site lets you select type of lacing and number of eyelets and gives a step by step
 

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this site lets you select type of lacing and number of eyelets and gives a step by step
Ah I see now how they cheated with the doubling in the next to last set of eyelets! Like I say it looks slightly neater than the method i use, and may have the benefit of keeping the eye stays evenly lined up, but probably a bugger to tighten up!
 

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